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D6.A.2 Basis of Methodology

The Design Rules for Structural Steelwork (Revision 80) permits the usage of elastic analysis. Thus, in STAAD.Pro, linear elastic analysis method is used to obtain the forces and moments in the members. However, strength and stability considerations are based on the principles of plastic behavior. Axial compression buckling and lateral torsional buckling are taken into consideration for calculation of axial compression resistance and flexural resistance of members. Slenderness calculations are made and overall geometric stability is checked for all members.