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Help with RISA 3D output, what is the meaning of the DISTRIBUTED column

Help with RISA 3D output, what is the meaning of the DISTRIBUTED column

Help with RISA 3D output, what is the meaning of the DISTRIBUTED column

(OP)
Hi everyone,

I have a RISA 3D output and wondering what the meaning of the DISTRIBUTED column for BASIC LOAD CASES spreadsheet. I attached an image hopefully this helps. I tried looking for the meaning in the General Manual but could not find anything

Thanks in advance.

RE: Help with RISA 3D output, what is the meaning of the DISTRIBUTED column

That is showing the number of applied distributed loads that exist in your model.

P.S. why do you have a -1.2 factor on the self weight? If that's for factoring to LRFD loads, that factor should be applied in the load combos, not the load case factors.

RE: Help with RISA 3D output, what is the meaning of the DISTRIBUTED column

I think thats the number of assigned distributed loads for each BLC.

RE: Help with RISA 3D output, what is the meaning of the DISTRIBUTED column

(OP)

Quote (dold)

I am accounting for something else in this model. I added 20% for connections.

RE: Help with RISA 3D output, what is the meaning of the DISTRIBUTED column

In RISA verbiage, a distributed load is a line load on a member. As dold said, the number represents the total number of those line loads in that basic load case.

Please note that is a "v" (as in Violin) not a "y".

RE: Help with RISA 3D output, what is the meaning of the DISTRIBUTED column

The BLC window is the best location to view all of your applied loads. There is a column for Nodal, Point, Distributed, Area. Click any of those cells and it'll open up the corresponding load type with the selected BLC (gravity, railing, etc.) open.

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