Plates

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February 2, 2012 | Tips & Tricks

Why is Plate Meshing Important?

A proper plate mesh allows for finite element analysis results that are accurate enough to be used in design. Read More

June 16, 2011 | Tips & Tricks

How to Model a Hole in a Plate

While RISA-3D does not have an explicit tool to punch a hole in a plate, you can use the following steps to manually model them. Read More

May 24, 2011 | Tips & Tricks

How to Apply a Tapered Load to Plates in RISA-3D

It’s easy to apply tapered surface loads to plates in RISA-3D by stepping up the loads from one level to the next. Read More

December 13, 2010 | Tips & Tricks

How to Use the Internal Force Summation Tool in RISA-3D to Design Reinforcement

When you have a plate model for a slab or wall in RISA-3D, the Internal Force Summation Tool (IFST) is a very useful analysis tool to get exactly the forces that you want to design for. Read More

July 29, 2010 | Tips & Tricks

How to Model a Semi-Rigid Diaphragm

RISA-3D does not inherently have the capability to define a semi-rigid diaphragm. If you’re dealing with a complex roof system then you probably need to be able to model something that behaves Read More

July 28, 2010 | Tips & Tricks

How Do Plates Connect to Members?

In order to understand the interaction between plates and members it is important that you know the basics of Physical Members and Plate Connectivity. Read More

June 14, 2010 | Tips & Tricks

How Do Plates Connect to Each Other?

Understanding how plates are connected to each other is essential to understanding finite element results. Read More