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RE: REF: HEAVY MACHINERY FOUNDATION

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Try GTSTRUDL. It is an excellent program.
Ed

> -----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
> 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.
> >
> >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.
> 
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