Dynamic soil-structure interaction analysis of RC framed building with various positions of shear walls

H. K. Chinmayi, B. R. Jayalekshmi

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In the present study, a three-dimensional dynamic soil-structure interaction analysis of symmetric buildings in time domain is performed using IS spectrum ground motion record corresponding to zone III to evaluate the dynamic response of structure-foundation-soil system. Three types of shear wall buildings of aspect ratio 1, 1.5, 2, 3 and 4 categorized based on the shear wall locations were considered in conjunction with four types of soil of shear wave velocities ranging from 150m/s to 1200 m/s, symbolizing soil classes B, C, D and E of FEMA-356: 2000. Integrated structure-foundation-soil systems were analyzed using commercial finite element software LSDYNA, based on direct method of soil-structure interaction (SSI) assuming linear elastic behavior. The study shows considerable variation in dynamic characteristics and structural seismic response of the structure due to the incorporation of the effect of flexibility of soil and position of shear walls. Tall buildings with shear walls placed at the exterior corners experience the least base shear.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1960-1965
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2016
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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