The RSFJ can be easily integrated in the structural
analysis and design programs ETABS and SAP2000. It
allows the designer to accurately calibrate the parameters
according to the requirements of the project.
In ETABS/SAP2000, the RSFJ can be modelled using the “Damper – Friction Spring” link Element. This function accurately represents the flag shaped hysteresis of a RSFJ provided its parameters are properly calibrated in accordance with the design parameters of the joint. The parameters can be defined for any of the six translational or rotational degrees of freedom.