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T.2 Specifying the analysis type

The analysis type for this structure is called P-Delta.

Since this problem involves concrete beam and column design per the ACI code, second-order analysis is required and has to be done on factored loads acting simultaneously. The factored loads have been created earlier as cases 4 and 5. Now is the time to specify the analysis type.

The STAAD input file commands generated are:

  1. On the Analysis and Design ribbon tab, select the Analysis Commands tool in the Analysis Data group.

    The Analysis/Print Commands dialog opens.

    Tip: If the Analysis/Print Commands dialog does not open automatically, then click Define Commands in the Analysis - Whole Structure dialog.
  2. Select the PDelta Analysis tab.
    Note: Leave the parameters on this page as their default values and options.
  3. Click Add.
  4. Click Close.
Tip: Remember to save your work by either click Save on the File ribbon tab , the Save tool, or pressing <CTRL+S>.