To: "'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'" <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Subject: Staad: Master/Slave Joints
From: "Connor, John A NWK" <John.A.Connor(--nospam--at)nwk02.usace.army.mil>
Date: Tue, 8 Aug 2000 14:31:26 -0700
Title: RE: OMF in low seismic zones
According to Staad's user manual, you can use the master/slave joints to
model a rigid diaphragm. Does anybody know its
playing with an example, and the results do not make much sense. I made a
3d model for a 3 story structure. I have moment frames evenly spaced in
each direction. I gave each frame a different stiffness. Some
frames are all W10's and others are W12 members.
the master/slave to make a rigid diaphragm, I would expect that each frame would
have the same deflection, and the differences between each frame would be their
stresses. However, the results are showing each frame with varying
Anybody have any insight to this?
there a better way to make a 3d model? (please
don't say..."don't use Staad").