Seismic performance analysis or seismic analysis is an intellectual tool of earthquake engineering which breaks the complex topic into smaller parts to gain a better understanding of seismic performance of building and non-building structures or their models.
In general, seismic analysis is based on the methods of structural dynamics . For decades, the most prominent instrument of seismic analysis has been the earthquake response spectrum method  which, also, contributed to the proposed building code's concept of today .
However, those response spectra are good, mostly, for single-degree-of-freedom systems. Numerical step-by-step integration , applied with the charts of seismic performance , seems to be a more effective method of analysis for multi-degree-of-freedom structural systems at severe process of earthquake excitation.
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