Does STAAD Foundation Advanced perform Overturning and Sliding checks for MAT foundations ?
In current versions of the program (version 9 series), the calculation sheet should contain a report of the sliding and overturning checks for all the service type of load cases that have been analysed.
Older versions of STAAD Foundation Advanced (version 8 and older) do not perform sliding or overturning checks for mat foundations. They also do not do the bearing capacity checks. However there is an indirect way of doing that using STAAD.Pro. When a mat foundation is analyzed in STAAD Foundation Advanced, it creates a STAAD.Pro model for the mat in the background. This file can be located as explained next
For STAAD Foundation Advanced Connect Edition ( ver 08.00.01.33 and up )
A folder by the same name as the STAAD Foundation Advanced (SFA) model name gets created at the same folder location where the SFA model is. That folder would contain a .std file with the same name as the SFA model name.
For versions prior to version 08.00.01.33
Within the installation folder of the software, there would be an Analysis folder ( example C:\Staad Foundation Advanced CONNECT Edition\Analysis ) which would contain a file named FoundationAnalysis.std.
The .std file mentioned above can be copied to a different folder and one can follow the procedure listed next to carry out the serviceability checks using STAAD.Pro
(39) Stability Checks for a mat foundation modeled in STAAD.Pro - RAM | STAAD | ADINA Wiki - RAM | STAAD | ADINA - Bentley Communities
Note : All these checks are automatically carried out by STAAD Foundation Advanced for isolated footings or combined footings.