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I have experienced some errors with the design module of STAAD3 for
reinforced concrete. We don't normally use STAAD for the design. Only for
its analysis.If ever we use it, it's only for counterchecking. We have our
own programs in EXCEL for the design.

I'm trying to figure out the Fx, Fy, Fxy and angle ( for Print Element
Forces) and is still in the process of doing so up to now. I hope you could
help me out on this. Thanks.
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> From: 	Gary Harris[SMTP:gharris801(--nospam--at)]
> Reply To: 	seaint(--nospam--at)
> Sent: 	Tuesday, May 18, 1999 3:44 AM
> To: 	seaint(--nospam--at)
> Subject: 	Re: STAAD Results interpretation
> I found a major error last year in Staad III. We were designing a concrete
> tank basin with 60'0"" girders whereby large Torques were present on the
> girder from out of plane wind. I had 15 different load cases and the the
> stirrup design stopped on the first load case and did not check the other
> 14. We reported this to Staad III and so far to the best of my knowledge
> they have not fixed it.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Francis.Ang(--nospam--at) <Francis.Ang(--nospam--at)>
> To: seaint(--nospam--at) <seaint(--nospam--at)>
> Date: Monday, May 17, 1999 11:32 PM
> Subject: STAAD Results interpretation
> >I use STAAD3 for most of my design computations for frames, beams,
> columns.
> >Now I had to analyze a dual system for a 4-storey frame. I am confused
> with
> >the results of  STAAD specifically the walls. I inputted the command
> "Print
> >Element Forces". I also specified to print the element forces at the
> nodes.
> >It does print the stresses and the forces but at what point are the
> forces
> >acting. It prints the Fx , Fy and Fxy. Are these local or global forces?
> And
> >what is Fxy? The manual does not say what these forces are nor do they
> >specify the directions. Any help would be highly appreciated. Thanks.
> >
> >I did not encounter this problem before since we were using ETABS in our
> >office. Now, my only software is STAAD and I have to contend with this
> >problem.
> >
> >A. Yango
> >CE / SE
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