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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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December 19, 2017

An update to the Cold-Formed Steel Design Codes has been added to RISA-3D v16.0 and RISAFloor v12.0. Updated Codes include: AISI S100-16 (ASD) AISI S100-16 (LRFD) CSA S136-16 (LSD) CANACERO 2016 (ASD) To use these codes in the design of your model, choose the version you’d like to use from the Codes tab of your […]

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December 19, 2017

The new TMS 402-16 Masonry Code (formerly designated as ACI 530 and ASCE 5) have been added to RISA-3D Version 16.0, RISAFloor Version 12.0 and RISAFoundation Version 10.0. In order to select the code for your design, open (Global) Model Settings and under Codes tab, select either TMS 402-16: ASD or TMS 402-16: Strength depending […]

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