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June 7, 2018

RISA-3D now includes improved behavior of the automesh feature as well as the newly added global model setting for Plate Local Axis.  The new plate local axis options include both Nodal and Global.  These options allow for more control over plates which can lead to clearer results in plate contour plots.  For more information on these enhancements […]

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May 10, 2018

RISA-3D v16 now includes the added ability to view foundations designed in RISAFoundation.  This feature proves useful as it gives a way for engineers to see if foundations have been sized appropriately for the loading from RISA-3D.  For more information about how foundations can be shown in RISA-3D, view the video posted to YouTube.

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March 22, 2018

In RISA-3D we now have the ability to design concrete shear walls for seismic forces. There are 3 main aspects to concrete shear wall design. We will explain them here. Pier Design: ACI 318-14 Section 18.10.8 defines the wall pier design parameters. Coupling Beam Design: ACI 318-14 Section 18.10.7 defines the coupling beam design parameters. […]

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February 19, 2018

In RISA-3D we now have the ability to: Define a cover other than the minimum from the ACI 530 code provisions. Define a single reinforcing bar that is non-centered in a grouted masonry cell. From the Wall Design Rules in RISA-3D: We can see here that a new option is available in the Bar Placement […]

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January 16, 2018

The BS EN 1992-1-1:2004+A1:2014 has been implemented in RISA-3D version 16.0 and RISAFloor version 12.0. To select this code for your design, simply open the (Global) Model Settings and under the Codes tab select BS EN 1992-1-1:2004+A1:2014 for concrete: After running an analysis, the detail reports will display the code that the user has selected […]

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