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August 30, 2019

RISAFoundation v12 includes mat slab, concrete beam and pedestal design according to Eurocode 2. For more information, check out the video below.

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August 30, 2019

RISAFoundation v12 now includes the ability to create a single layer of reinforcement anywhere in a slab. This improvement allows for a more straightforward design of thin, lightly loaded slab-on-grade where two layers of reinforcement (top/bottom) would be unnecessary. In order to add a single layer of reinforcement, users select Single Layer from the Rebar Options drop-down […]

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September 13, 2017

In RISAFoundation v9, you can add a vertical offset for slabs or beams.  Traditionally, RISA uses centerline analysis which aligns all elements at their centerline.  This is a common structural analysis assumption as the loads will get transferred to the centerline even if there is difference in the sizes. In certain circumstances, it becomes necessary […]

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February 11, 2016

Construction joints involving shear keys or dowels are common practice for slab-on-grade and mat foundations. Examples of this detail are shown below: When two different slab elements touch each other in RISAFoundation they are assumed to have a full moment connection, as though they were placed monolithically. However, it is easy to specify a pinned […]

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