RISA News provides information about upcoming education opportunities, program information/updates and technical solutions for commonly asked questions. Click the title of each individual entry for more information.

May 15, 2012

RISA’s Automated Lateral Load Generation: What’s New in the 2010 ASCE-7 Code

RISA-3D has the capability to automatically generate seismic loads and wind loads per ASCE 7 as well as a variety of international codes.

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February 16, 2012

How to Apply Wind Loads in RISA-3D

Wind loads can be automatically are generated in RISA-3D for building models. RISA calculates the ASCE 7 Main Wind-Force Resisting System loads and calculations are based on the Analytical Procedure for Enclosed Rigid Building for All Heights.

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January 19, 2012

Applying wind loads to structures with rigid diaphragms can be done automatically in RISA-3D. In the image below we have a structure that has rigid diaphragms and the wind load has already been applied at each diaphragm level.

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May 26, 2011

How to Represent Trusses in RISAFloor Model Without Modeling the Trusses

Using this method in RISAFloor, we are not actually designing the trusses, but just adding “dummy” bottom and top chords to correctly calculate the loading and help distribute the loads to the walls.

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April 1, 2011

RISA-3D 9.1 Incorporates the AF&PA SDPWS 2008

The new 2008 AF&PA Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic has now been implemented for wood wall panel design in RISA-3D.

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