D14.C.6 Member Resistances
The member resistances are calculated in STAAD.Pro according to the procedures outlined in section 13 of the specification. These depend on several factors such as members’ unsupported lengths, cross-sectional properties, slenderness factors, unsupported width to thickness ratios and so on. Note that the program automatically takes into consideration appropriate resistance factors to calculate member resistances. Explained here is the procedure adopted in STAAD.Pro for calculating the member resistances.
All the members are checked against allowable slenderness ratio as per Cl.10.2 of SANS 10162-1:2011.