The last time I looked to STAAD-III for time-history analysis, I found that the
program limits you to a maximum of 99 time steps. This may be adequate for one
or two of the degrees of freedom but not for all six. When I asked REI if there
was a way to use more than 99 time steps, they gave the standard REI response,
"Why would you want that?" Therefore, I've never tried to use STAAD-III for
such problems. If REI has increased the number of time steps, I would still be
leery, since not many people have used that portion of the program.
Bill Polhemus <bpolhem(--nospam--at)swbell.net> wrote:
>The programs you mention will do time-history analysis. It is a bit more
>time-consuming than it would be to use software that is already set up for
>steady-state, but not appreciably so since I use spreadsheets etc. to help me
>create the data sets.
>> Computer programs such as RISA and STAADIII will not help since
>> they do not do study state harmonics which is much different than seismic
>> dynamic analysis.