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In pushover analysis column & beams are assigned as PMM & M3 hinges respectively. But how can I assign slab for hinges in case of Flat Plate structures?

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Dear Ajoy

For push over purpose I suggest you to define column zone beams with proper effective moment of inertia. I suggest to follow the equivalent beam method according to ACI (1980) or define 25% of each side slab span as the effective width of the beams.

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BEH

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