A bilinear representation of the capacity spectrum curve obtained in

Section A509.3.3.2 shall be used in estimating the appropriate reduction of spectral demand. The first segment of the bilinear representation of the capacity spectrum shall be a line from the origin at the initial stiffness of the building using the component initial stiffness specified in

Table A508.1. The second segment of the bilinear representation of the capacity spectrum shall be a line back from the trial performance point,

*a*_{pi} ,

*d*_{pi} , at a slope that results in the area under the bilinear representation being approximately equal to the area under the actual capacity spectrum curve. The intersection of the two segments of the bilinear representation of the capacity spectrum shall determine the yield point

*a*_{y} ,

*d*_{y} .