Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Sáez E., Lopez-Caballero F. and Modaressi-Farahmand-Razavi A. (2013)

Inelastic dynamic soil-structure interaction effects on moment-resisting frame buildings. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2013.01.020

Revista : Engineering Structures
Volumen : 51
Páginas : 166-177
Tipo de publicación : ISI Ir a publicación


This paper investigates the influence of the inelastic dynamic soil-structure interaction on the response of moment-resisting frame buildings. A modeling strategy related to a modified 2D in-plane approach allowing faster finite element analyses is introduced. Two regular buildings founded on sandy soil in dry and fully saturated conditions are analyzed for a suite of motions inorder to assess the influence of the inelastic DSSI on the structural response.Examination of results reveals that influence of DSSI on dry soil case is highly erratic, however tends to be invariantly favourable or negligible when the soil is in saturated condition. For motions inducing extensively inelastic structural behavior and mean period close to first elastic period of the soil deposit, inelastic DSSI seems to be very important.