G.17.2.2 Buckling Analysis
In STAAD.Pro, two procedures have been adopted to incorporate the calculation of the Buckling Factor for a load case. The buckling factor is the amount by which all of the loadings in a load case must be factored to cause global buckling of the structure.
STAAD.Pro does not include the effects of geometric stiffness for solids. If the part of the structure that deforms during buckling involves non-trivial motions of solids, then the results will be erroneous for buckling (as well as for P-Delta analysis).