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RE: Knee Braced Frame-Effective Column Length

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> From: 	Milo Ketchum[SMTP:mketchum(--nospam--at)inet-access.com]
> Reply To: 	seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Sent: 	Wednesday, March 10, 1999 3:06 PM
> To: 	seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Cc: 	mark(--nospam--at)ketchum.org
> Subject: 	Re: Knee Braced Frame-Effective Column Length
> 
> I do not see why you cannot make a 3D Frame analysis using a frame
> program that can peoperly analyse Geometric Nonlinearity, using
> possible  lateral eccentricities. I do not know which analysis
> programs
> that analyse true Geometric Nonlinearity. 
> 
> 
> 
IFAS does support theoretical (FEM) analysis of effective length
factors, and programms the nonlinear procedure in parallel. The solution
can speed up if more processors present.