April 26, 2017


Design of CFS Face-to-Face Channels & Tube Shapes now Available


RISA-3D can design the Cold Formed Steel face-to-face channel and track sections. You can also get design of a Cold Formed Steel tube shape in RISA-3D. The Shape Selection dialog will allow you to model the built-up sections by selecting “Face to Face” shown below.

CF Sshapes

There are a variety of different code checks that are done for closed shape sections per the AISI and these are all done automatically for you. There is one new parameter required by RISA, the spacing of the connections between the face-to-face members in order to properly calculate the slenderness (KL/r). This additional spacing input required is listed as “a” in the Members double click dialog or the Member spreadsheet:

Cold Formed Steel Member Spreadsheet

The Detail Report for Face-to-Face members shows all the controlling section properties including Effective Area, Section Modulus, and Moment of Inertia.


Tags: RISA-3D Steel

You may also be interested in

Nov 8, 2018 | Tips & Tricks
Mat Slab Overturning and Sliding Safety Factors

RISAFoundation v11.0 includes two new tabs in the Safety Factors resul...
Read More

Aug 21, 2019 | Tips & Tricks
RISA-3D v18 Sneak Peek Videos

The new release of RISA-3D is right around the corner! Check out our t...
Read More

Jul 12, 2019 | Tips & Tricks
Implementing Realistic Behavior for T/C Members in RISA-3D

Tension or Compression (T/C) Only members are commonly used in steel b...
Read More

Jun 20, 2019 | Tips & Tricks
Understanding Wall Panel Forces with Rigid Diaphragms

Rigid diaphragms represent a plane of very high rigidity and distribut...
Read More