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> From: 	Rafael Sabelli[SMTP:Sabelli(--nospam--at)]
> Reply To: 	seaint(--nospam--at)
> Sent: 	Tuesday, February 09, 1999 1:32 PM
> To: 	'SEAINT'
> Subject: 	Effective Length Factors
> factors.  I would like to know the method employed
> by these programs (such as STAAD Pro); is the
> consistent geometric stiffness matrix used?  I doubt 
> that classical stability methods (Euler's equations of 
> neutral equilibirum) are being employed.
I don't know how STAAD Pro handles the length factors. IFAS uses
consistent geometric stiffness matrix with some modifications. The
entire procedure is in parallel.