vertical slab and beam offsets

Vertical Slab and Beam Offsets

In RISAFoundation, you can add a vertical offset for slabs or beams. Traditionally, RISA uses centerline analysis which aligns all elements at their centerline. This is a common structural analysis assumption as the loads will get transferred to the centerline even if there is difference in the sizes.

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In certain circumstances, it becomes necessary to model the offset because the elements are very different sizes and you need to address the eccentricity.

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You can modify the slabs or beams using the Analysis Offset either graphically or in the spreadsheets. The slab or beams can be offset in the downward direction.