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November 2, 2018

In RISA-3D, the current method of design for masonry lintels is Simply Supported where the masonry lintels are idealized into a simply supported pin-pin beam configuration. Now, masonry lintels can instead be analyzed using finite element analysis. With this method, the lintel will be fully integrated as part of the wall. In the Wall Design […]

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October 26, 2018

The 2015 NBC compliant codes have been implemented into RISA-3D v17.0, RISAFloor v13.0 and RISAFoundation V.11.0! These include: CSA S16-14 – Hot Rolled Steel Design Code CSA S136-16 – Cold Formed Steel Design Code CSA A23.3-14 – Concrete Design Code CSA O86-14 – Wood Design Code NBC 2015 Division B Part 4 – Seismic Load […]

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October 25, 2018

The 2016 edition of ASCE Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures (ASCE 7-16) is now available in RISA-3D v17.0, RISAFloor v13.0, and RISAFoundation v11.0! The seismic & wind load generator has also been updated to include this edition of the code in RISA-3D.  To select the ASCE 7-16 code for your […]

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October 19, 2018

Eurocode lateral torsional buckling capacity is calculated per equations in Annex F in the ENV 1993-1-1:1992. This calculation uses variables C1, C2 and C3. Since there is no generic formula in the Eurocode to calculate the moment gradient factor, C1, RISA will use the widely accepted López, Yong and Serna method by default. The method […]

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October 18, 2018

With the initial implementation of wood wall design in RISA-3D, the wall aspect ratio was calculated as the full height of the wall divided by the width of the region.This was intended to accommodate balloon framed multi-story walls that were drawn as one continuous wall stack.  With recent publications of the ANSI/AWC SDPWS, it has […]

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