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Re: SAP, RISA3D, STAAD - Master/Slave Relationships

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>>I sent this a week ago but never got response, so I'll try again.
>> Warren Stewart wrote :
>> >Another example: What if we introduce a support settlement at the  base of
>> >of the columns? This node is out of plane and is not slaved, but this 
 >> >will definitely impact our diaphragm, and the previously mentioned
  >transposition isn't going to account for it.
 >> The Ghali and Neville formulation will properly account for this.

>> I dont understand how the Ghali/Nevile fromulation, which is for plane
>> stiffness, will account for this. Could you please elaborate? 
>>Thank you,
>> Don McMarlen, P.E.


The Ghali/Neville transposition does not account for out of plane behavior.

Bruce Bates
RISA Technologies