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October 30, 2020 | Tips & Tricks

Orthotropic Plates in RISA-3D

RISA-3D Version 19 now includes the ability to define the plate methodology of a material as orthotropic which can be useful when defining metal decks, cross-laminated timber or ribbed slabs. Read More

July 7, 2020 | Tips & Tricks

Expanded Results for Contour Plots

Color contours and gradients can be very helpful to visualize the forces/stresses of plates and wall panels and using the Contour Diagram tool allows users to understand those results even more. Read More

April 1, 2020 | Events

Introducing RISA Live!

Join our support engineers every Thursday as we livestream content about features in RISA software. Read More

November 13, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Modeling and Understanding Plate Results in RISA-3D

This video tutorial, learn how to quickly model and submesh plates in RISA-3D as well as how to interpret plate results using both spreadsheets and graphical results such as contour plots. Read More

June 7, 2018 | Tips & Tricks

Improved Automesh & Local Axis Settings

This video tutorial shows how RISA-3D now includes improved behavior of the automesh feature as well as the newly added global model setting for Plate Local Axis. Read More

January 15, 2015 | Tips & Tricks

Approximate Guidelines for Plate Meshing

It is important to submesh plate elements in your model in order to obtain the most accurate results. Read More

August 21, 2013 | Tips & Tricks

How can I transition a Plate Mesh from Round to Rectangular?

Transitioning plates from a circular (or elliptical) to a square (or rectangular) shape can be done easily using some of RISA-3D’s automated generation tools. Read More

May 15, 2013 | Tips & Tricks

How can I find the deflection of plates?

Below is a model of a flat concrete slab made of plates. In order to ensure adequate serviceability of the slab, you may need to check the deflection of the slab between columns. Read More

March 20, 2013 | Tips & Tricks

Plate Contours Compared to Spreadsheet Values

After solution in RISA-3D, you can use Results View Settings to view the Plate Contours graphically on your model. Read More

February 6, 2012 | Tips & Tricks

How do Plates and Walls interact with each other?

In plate meshing we will obviously have to submesh this slab in order to get accurate results. However if we do an ordinary submesh the plates will not actually connect to the wall. Read More