Seismic Displacement Demand of a Mid-Rise RC Building Considering Soil Structure Interaction

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Show simple item record Cayci, Bayram Tanik Inel, Mehmet 2016-06-03T08:01:54Z 2016-06-03T08:01:54Z 2016-05
dc.description.abstract This study aims to evaluate the effect of soil structure interaction and the differences in linear and nonlinear modelling of the structure on seismic response. For this purpose, SSI and fixed base models of 7-story building were used. Both linear and nonlinear behavior of the building are taken into account for comparison. The findings obviously indicate large variation in displacement demands depending on ground motion record, soil type, consideration of soil structure interaction and linear and nonlinear structure modelling. The displacement demands tend to increase for softer soils except few cases, especially for fixed base models. Significant differences are obvious for linear and nonlinear building models of fixed base case. The evaluation of obtained results and observations in the current study clearly indicate that the effects of SSI approach depend on dynamic characteristics of soil and structure. While soil deformations influence the seismic demands of structure in positive way for linear models, these effects are more complex for nonlinear models. It is difficult to mention about certain trend for nonlinear models. It should be also kept in mind that linear fixed base models are inappropriate for dynamic analysis due to high sensitivity of dynamic amplification and the use of fixed base linear models may cause inaccurate seismic demand estimates. The outcomes and observations emphasize that the demand estimates are independent from the fixed base or SSI approaches and linear or nonlinear models for stiffer soils. All combinations provide reasonable demand estimates. However, the modelling approach becomes extremely important for softer soils. The best approach seems to be SSI with nonlinear modelling. The fixed base with nonlinear modelling also provides acceptable estimates. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Fixed Base en_US
dc.subject Linear Analysis en_US
dc.subject Nonlinear Analysis en_US
dc.subject RC Building en_US
dc.subject Seismic Demand en_US
dc.subject Soil Structure Interaction (SSI) en_US
dc.subject Time History Analysis en_US
dc.title Seismic Displacement Demand of a Mid-Rise RC Building Considering Soil Structure Interaction en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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    3rd International Balkans Conference on Challenges of Civil Engineering

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