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- Subject: Was STAADIII vs SAP2000, now is Risa3D
- From: Ecengrs <Ecengrs(--nospam--at)aol.com>
- Date: Mon, 15 Dec 1997 12:23:23 EST
Lynn Howard wrote: << My basic opinion of Risa 3D is: Highly recommended for steel structure analysis and design, Jury is still out on Dynamic analysis and models requiring plate elements. >> I think you're off the mark here, Lynn, at least in regards to Risa3D's plate element. I've tested the Risa plate (actually, thin shell) element versus STAAD, SAP and other programs and I've found it to be highly accurate and very stable. Also, the merging/meshing features built into Risa make their plate very easy to use. It's also well documented, something NONE of the other programs can claim. I do have to say SAP has Risa beat for dynamics, however (sorry Bruce). Risa offers linear response spectra analysis and that's about it, where SAP offers nonlinear time history (among other things), so if that's what you need, SAP is the one to get. SAP is also better for very large models (over 5000 joints). Earl Conroy E.C. Engineers
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