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August 24, 2016

Seismic Brace Force Determination_1

Due to the nature of seismic brace design per the AISC Seismic Design Manual, the design loads for a seismic vertical braced connection are not always based on the input loads or the imported load combinations from RISA-3D integrated model. Seismic vertical brace connections must consider several possible envelops of loading. This is necessary in […]

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August 10, 2016

WF Brace_1

RISAConnection now offers the ability to use a wide flange brace member in Vertical Brace Connections. Vertical Brace Diagonal Connection: Vertical Brace Chevron Connection: Selecting the Wide Flange Brace: Simply choose the wide flange shape for your brace from the list of available sections: Connection Results: The results report will now check each applicable limit […]

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August 3, 2016

HSS 1

RISAConnection version 6.0 has added HSS tubes and pipes for Diagonal and Chevron Brace Connections. Users can now model an HSS column in the Diagonal Brace Connection and an HSS beam in the Chevron Brace connection. Diagonal Brace Connection: A column can be specified as a tube or pipe for the Diagonal Brace Connection. For […]

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July 27, 2016

Ecc. Chevron Workpoint_3

RISAConnection now offers the ability to enter an eccentric work point for the braces on a Vertical Brace Chevron Connection. Entering the eccentricity: The eccentricity may be horizontal, vertical, or both.  These entries are in reference to the origin which lies at the intersection of the beam centerline and the gusset centerline. Work point offsets […]

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July 5, 2016

CSA S16-14_2

RISAConnection now offers connection design per the Canadian CSA S16-2014 design code. Selecting the Canadian Design Code Select the Canadian S16-14 design code from the list of available Design Codes on the Solution tab of (Global) Project Settings: Design Results Once selected, the results report will automatically update your results per the CSA S16-2014 design […]

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