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April 22, 2015

New in RISAFoundation V7 is the ability to define different types of wall footings. The options are: Retaining Walls, Strip Footing (Gravity) and Strip Footing (Lateral/Custom): You can define these from the Draw Wall Footings dialog.

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March 3, 2015

You may be familiar with the Internal Force Summation Tool (IFST) that is currently present in RISA-3D. However, a new tool has been added which allows you to click point to point within a wall and will only sum forces between these two points. Previously when using the IFST, forces were summed across all elements […]

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April 9, 2013

The Internal Force Summation Tool (IFST) in RISA-3D can be very useful for quickly checking the loads at a “cut” through your model.  Here are the basic rules to use the tool: 1. The model must be in a 2D (plan or elevation) view. 2. Select only the elements in your model that you want […]

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December 6, 2012

How do Plates and Walls interact with each other? Below is a model of a concrete flat slab (represented by a plate) which is bearing on two columns and a skewed wall. As we know from (Plate Meshing) we will obviously have to submesh this slab in order to get accurate results. However if we […]

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September 13, 2012

How Can I Use a Wall for Shear Only (no Bearing) in RISA-3D?

In order to prevent the columns from sharing axial force with the wall they must not touch the wall. Therefore the wall should be modeled in RISA-3D as not touching the columns.

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