P-delta column design

Document Information

Document Type: FAQ

Product(s): LEAP RCPIER/Substructure

Version(s): All

Original Author: Bentley Technical Support Group - VM

QUESTION: When the P-delta option is checked, are the ensuing force envelope results for service and strength shown in the Analysis tab include the second order effects or are they simply first order and the P-delta effects are internally generated and used for the design of the columns internally via design?


Under analysis TAB we cannot see the P-delta effect . P-delta can be seen only on the column design status. In the analysis Tab it will be just first order analysis. If p-delta option is checked, the related effect is handled internally in RC-PIER for pier column design and reported only in column design status. P-delta effect is not shown in the Analysis TAB results.