STAAD or (STAAD.Pro) is a structural analysis and design computer program originally developed by Research Engineers International at Yorba Linda, CA in 1997. In late 2005, Research Engineers International was bought by Bentley Systems.
It can make use of various forms of analysis from the traditional 1st order static analysis, 2nd order p-delta analysis, geometric non-linear analysis, Pushover analysis (Static-Non Linear Analysis) or a buckling analysis. It can also make use of various forms of dynamic analysis from modal extraction to time history and response spectrum analysis.
Now a day STAAD.Pro software is widely using in analyzing and designing structures – buildings, bridges, towers, transportation, industrial and utility structures. Designs can involve building structures including culverts, petrochemical plants, tunnels, bridges, piles; and building materials like steel, concrete, timber, aluminum, and cold-formed steel.
STAAD.Pro comes with flexible modeling environment, advanced features, and fluent data collaboration. It is the world’s number one structural analysis and design software that supports Indian and all international codes.
STAAD.Pro allows structural engineers to analyze and design virtually any type of structure. Structural engineering firms, structural consultants, departments in construction companies, owner/operators, and government agencies, and offshore platform designers’ use this software extensively.
Civil Engineering Students
STAAD.Pro is a new tool for Civil Engineering Students which is in huge demand now a days. There is a growing demand for well-skilled civil Engineering professionals with good knowledge of STAAD.Pro and in the near future the demand will increase more. STAAD.Pro is one of the most effective tools that helps a lot in shaping a career in Civil and students after going through a training program will become much more technically sound and it will also increase their confidence level.