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July 2, 2015

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This video will help you learn how to fix problems with your non-planar plates.

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January 15, 2015

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The topic Why is Plate Meshing Important discusses the concept of submeshing plate elements in your model in order to obtain the most accurate results.  However, many users wonder what the approximate guidelines for plate dimensions are acceptable.  This blog gives the suggested thickness to width (t/w) and length to width (l/w) ratios for your […]

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August 21, 2013

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Transitioning plates from a circular (or elliptical) to a square (or rectangular) shape can be done easily using some of RISA-3D’s automated generation tools. Below is the procedure for transitioning a circle into a square, but it should be clear how this could be accomplished for other similar shapes. Go to the “Insert” menu and […]

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May 24, 2013

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In RISA-3D, you can create a rectangular tank with plates quickly and easily by using the Rectangular Tank Generator. This generator can be found by clicking the High Level Generation  button and choosing the Rectangular Tank with Stiffeners option.     You can create an entire tank with stiffeners and hydrostatic loads.  The stiffeners can be […]

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May 15, 2013

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Below is a model of a flat concrete slab made of plates. In order to ensure adequate serviceability of the slab, you may need to check the deflection of the slab between columns. However, RISA-3D only reports Member and Joint Deflections. There is no such thing as a “Plate Deflection”. If you would like to […]

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