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Principal stresses in response spectrum analysis.

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I am modeling a 3D masonry building for the needs of my master thesis, using shell thick elements. The problem is that when I perform a response spectrum analysis, although I am able to see stresses in local axes, the principal stresses are zero. Is it possible to overcome this problem?

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There is a tutorial guide available for downloading. The manual provides information and troubleshooting options related to SAP2000 application. You have the possibility to learn about the principal stresses and why the value is zero.

Download the PDF guide: HERE.

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