To: "'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'" <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Subject: RE: REF: HEAVY MACHINERY FOUNDATION
From: Ed Greig <EdG(--nospam--at)acronym.on.ca>
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2001 13:37:13 -0500
Try GTSTRUDL. It is an excellent program.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Evan Jorgensen [SMTP:EJorgensen(--nospam--at)eqe.com]
> Sent: Monday, January 22, 2001 1:02 PM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: Re: REF: HEAVY MACHINERY FOUNDATION
> The last time I looked to STAAD-III for time-history analysis, I found that
> program limits you to a maximum of 99 time steps. This may be adequate for
> or two of the degrees of freedom but not for all six. When I asked REI if
> was a way to use more than 99 time steps, they gave the standard REI
> "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
> 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
> >create the data sets.
> >Tom.Hunt(--nospam--at)d-fd.com wrote:
> >> Victor,
> >> 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.