The role of soil-structure interaction in the inelastic performance of multi-storey buildings

Christos Giarlelis, George Mylonakis

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Abstract

A comparative evaluation study is reported of the response of a group of 3-storey reinforced-concrete building structures designed according to EC8 and EC2 code provisions subjected to a wide set of seismic excitations. The buildings under consideration employ different structural systems and have been designed as fixed-based according to current design practices. A comprehensive set of non-linear time-history analyses were performed using seismic excitations on soft soil, taking into account the soil structure interaction effect by means of a set of multi-axial springs and dashpots attached at the base of the structures. The results highlight the role of soil in the structural response and show that soil-structure interaction should always be considered in design as it leads to significant redistributions of internal member loads.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th International Conference on Structural Dynamics, EURODYN 2014
PublisherEuropean Association for Structural Dynamics
Pages507-513
Number of pages7
Volume2014-January
ISBN (Electronic)9789727521654
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event9th International Conference on Structural Dynamics, EURODYN 2014 - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 30 Jun 20142 Jul 2014

Conference

Conference9th International Conference on Structural Dynamics, EURODYN 2014
CountryPortugal
CityPorto
Period30/06/142/07/14

Keywords

  • Inelastic seismic response
  • Multi-storey buildings
  • Soft soil
  • Soil-structure interaction

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