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RISA - Shipping Container

RISA - Shipping Container

RISA - Shipping Container

anybody have a RISA 3D or 2D model of an ISO Container (aka Shipping Container)they would be willing to share?
I've seen many examples of these boxes being used in construction on the internet, but not much structural information.

Hopefully this thread will generate a lot of useful information on structural design of buildings using ISO Containers.

Thanks for your help.

RE: RISA - Shipping Container

Clearly you are trying get a reference to design your own shipping container, correct? Do you have another FEA capability outside of RISA? A shipping container will require a lot of shell elements, which IMO RISA doesn't handle well. Pay particular attention to areas where you invalidate the original structure such as cutouts for windows/doors.

RE: RISA - Shipping Container

Shipping bureaus have specs on loads and directions these things have to be designed for, just use these for your RISA input. Assuming they aren't damaged or modified.

RE: RISA - Shipping Container

Good point buggar, although I've never met a shipping container wall that wasn't being targeted by some architect somewhere for modification.

"It's just a window, right?"

just call me Lo.

RE: RISA - Shipping Container

Awesome guys. Thanks for suggestions and great articles.
I have modeled containers on risa. Based on articles that I reviewed, these containers are basically framed with 2.5" square tubes all around with little more than 16 gauge thick decking sheets which are walls for these boxes.
I was more concerned about deflection after stacking these boxes on top of each other and cantilever out. But since, these small tubes and deck sheet which act like deep beams will give me higher I value and help resolve cantilever deflection issues. Box walls can also be CFS shearwalls and ofcourse will need some reinforcing (Jamb/Header) at openings.

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