“I would have to say that I prefer RISA-3D for structural and thin plate applications due to its ease of use, speed of development, and evaluation of results. RISA-3D has become a great tool for me in the structural and thin shell design work that I do.”
Premier Technology, Inc., Boise, Idaho
Jeff Choules, P.E.
The complex design of the pressure vessel called for additional seismic and structural design requirements beyond ASME Section VIII, Division 1 criteria and the construction of nozzles with localized loading and six degrees of freedom. RISA-3D’s capability to turn off or hide areas not being worked on proved an invaluable feature. The intricacy of each model and the overall detail of the structure would have made it difficult for Choules to zoom in on any particular area of the model if not for RISA-3D’s multiple view options.