I'm using Staad.Pro for design building with Seismic Load but this Load is defined as per my country's codes.
My concern is does Staad.Pro can caculate the Mass ,the Center of mass, center of Gravity for each Storey?
As my knowledge, Etabs sofware can solve this problem.
Your reply is much appreciated.
yes of course Staad will calculate the mass as its reference to seismic base shear. I use Robot Millenium, Staad and Etabs every software calculate the mass of the structure for seismic of course there is quite difference in vertical and horizontal distribution because of methods they use compare to hand calculation
Hi mark112, engineerX.
Many thanks for your reply.
I knew that Staad can caculate the mass of the structure.
However as I say in previous. I have to define the Seismic load as per my country's code, but this one is not available in Staad pro. So I should define it manually. My concern is If I define the Seismic Weight, Will Staad can caculate the Mass of a Storey? The center of mass for each Storey. And how can I define the Seismic Weight if my Country's code is not available in Staad?
When I use Etabs, this problems is solved very easy, Just define the weight. Run it and go to the report. All the Weight & Center of mass for each storey will be caculate automatically.
But my present company use Staad.Pro. So I try to figure out this one but haven't had the result.
Anyone can help me?
Your reply is much appriciated.
Toyo VietNam Corporation.
i think u need to contact the staad service provider for the great problem u have: no country code was available
You have to check what is the formula used in your code, if they are similar to US or british standard you can easily apply the parameters as per you country's code.
In staad you have to input the mass in terms of loads (i.e. weight) staad will compute automatically the mass based on the loads you input.
Your request for calculating the Center of Mass of individual storeys has been passed along to the STAAD software development group.
Thanks for your suggestion.