Does MIDAS allow the use of non-linear elements in the analysis using response spectrum? Is there a method to model the shallow foundation with compression only springs and perform seismic analysis?


Compression-only behavior is nonlinear effects which should be evaluated using nonlinear time-history analysis. Response spectrum analysis is a linear method which does not consider nonlinear aspects during formulation.

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