Monthly Archives: May 2011

Application of Tapered Loads to Plates in RISA-3D

If you’ve every tried to apply a tapered surface load to plates in RISA-3D, you’ll soon realize that each plate element must have a uniform load/pressure applied.  If you use the area load tools, you’ll notice that they only work … Continue reading

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How to Apply Notional Loads in RISA-3D

RISA News has published an article about automating the application of notional loads to a RISA-3D model: In RISA-3D you can automatically apply notional loads to your structure to comply with your steel code (such as AISC 360). Notional loads … Continue reading

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Awesome Architectural Model with Projection

Architectural models have always interested me, but this one takes it to the next level: SHOWROOM RICHTI-AREAL from PROJEKTIL on Vimeo. PROJEKTIL created an interactive augmented reality installation, a by 5 projectors recorded architectural model in scale 1 : 200. … Continue reading

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Instability Warnings in RISA-3D truss models

Are You Receiving Instability Warnings for Your Truss Model in RISA-3D?  If so, Risa News has published some modelling tips to help you resolve those rather quickly. When running a truss model in RISA-3D, it’s quite common to receive an … Continue reading

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Refining Area Load Distribution in RISA-3D

Risa News gives tips for refining Area Load Distribution in RISA-3D.  The Area Load is very convenient for applying loads to multiple members at one time. After solving a model with Member Area Loads, RISA-3D will automatically create Transient Basic … Continue reading

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Wolfram|Alpha – Plotting Functions and Graphs in Wolfram|Alpha

The Wolfram|Alpha blog has published some information on plotting functions with Wolfram|Alpha.  The plots come out quite nice whether 2D, 3D, or contour, and you don’t need to install any software to do some quick plots. Plotting Functions and Graphs in … Continue reading

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Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings (ANSI/AISC 341-05)

AISC Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings (ANSI/AISC 341-05) are available on the AISC website for free. This ANSI-approved specification is a companion to the Specification for Structural Steel Buildings (ANSI/AISC 360-05) that extends coverage to the connection detailing and … Continue reading

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Specifications and Codes

The AISC has made the 2010 Specification freely available on their website. 2010 Specification for Structural Steel Buildings (ANSI/AISC 360-10) This specification provides the generally applicable requirements for the design and construction of structural steel buildings and other structures. The … Continue reading

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NASCC: Online Conference Proceedings

The NASCC Online Conference Proceedings from previous years are on the AISC website.  The 2011 NASCC is held this week May 11,14 in Pittsburg, PA. NASCC sessions, slides and audio, are now available online. Please select the year you would like to … Continue reading

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NASCC: The Steel Conference 2011

The 2011 NASCC is this week, and it is in Pittsburgh.  The Engineering Zone will feature some steel related articles this week.  For more information on the conference, visit the link below or go to aisc.org. NASCC: The Steel Conference 2011 … Continue reading

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