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Staad III has a major error in the concrete design module besides many
others. In 1998 I was designing 60 foot girders (3'-0'') deep as part of a
major cooling basin support. Out of plane wind loads produced 1 3'-0"
eccentricty and large Torsional Loadings. With USD - 15 different load
combinations were present and I set all the design parameters to design the
stirrups for shear and torsion. It just completely quit after the 1st Load
Combination and accordingly I had spent time/budget to design the stirrups
by hand and do a lot of "Bookkeeping".

STAAD could of been a great program if care and dedication were placed into
it. Too bad it isn't or hasn't.

Gary Harris
----- Original Message -----
From: hinkle j pinkle <edward_l_wilson(--nospam--at)juno.com>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Cc: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Sunday, January 21, 2001 9:40 AM
Subject: Re: STAADIII - BUG IN PROGRAM


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>
> DEAR SIRS
> I AM WRITING YOU ON THE HOPES THAT YOUR READERS ARE ALERTED TO THE
> PROGRAM STAADIII. THIS PROGRAM WE HAVE PURCHASED, EVALUATED AND FIND IT
> TO HAVE FLAWS, AND TO THE INEXPERIENCED STRUCTURAL ENGINEER.....WELL I
> NEED SAY NO MORE.
>
> IT IS NOT A RELIABLE PROGRAM
>
> VERY UNHAPPY
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