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Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2004 4:12 am Post subject: Master-Slave etc.
When you use master slave option you are introducing a constraint in your model that the two ends of the beam can't move w.r.t. each other. So axial forces will be zero (because of constraint in your model). That is the reason STAAD is not printing them.
I must add here that the presence of large axial forces in horizontal members (beams) must be recognised in a few cases like Arch-Tie sytems, Virendeel Girders etc. In such cases you will have to use other modelling options to capture Axial forces in beams. Hope this helps
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