Instability And Zero Stiffness

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 Environment: N/A
 Area: Analysis Solutions
 Subarea: Instability and Zero Stiffness
 Original Author:Bentley Technical Support Group

This page contains FAQs related to Instability and Zero Stiffness warnings in STAAD.Pro

  1. Warning: More Than 12 DOF With Zero Stiffness
  2. Warning when using the command: list-of-joints Elastic mat Dir YONLY SUB 10000 
  3. I have analyzed a structure and find that there are instability messages in the .anl (output) file
  4. If there are instability messages, does it mean my analysis results may be unsatisfactory?
  5. If there are instability messages, are there any simple checks to verify whether my analysis results are satisfactory?
  6. What does a zero stiffness warning message in the STAAD output file mean?
  7. Spurious Degrees of Freedom
  8. [[Zero stiffness/instability warnings at nodes of solid elements]]

See Also

RAM Instability In Finite Element Analysis

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