Volume 12, Number 1 and A (Transaction A: Civil Engineering March 2014) | IJCE 2014, 12(1 and A): 14-24 | Back to browse issues page

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Shakib H, Atefatdoost G R. Minimizing the torsional response of asymmetric wall-type systems considering soil-structure interaction. IJCE. 2014; 12 (1) :14-24
URL: http://ijce.iust.ac.ir/article-1-575-en.html

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An approach was formulated for the nonlinear analysis of three-dimensional dynamic soil-structure interaction (SSI) of asymmetric buildings in time domain in order to evaluate the seismic response behavior of torsionally coupled wall-type buildings. The asymmetric building was idealized as a single-storey three-dimensional system resting on different soil conditions. The soil beneath the superstructure was modeled as nonlinear solid element. As the stiffness of the reinforced concrete flexural wall is a strength dependent parameter, a method for strength distribution among the lateral force resisting elements was considered. The response of soil-structure interaction of the system under the lateral component of El Centro 1940 earthquake record was evaluated and the effect of base flexibility on the response behavior of the system was verified. The results indicated that the base flexibility decreased the torsional response of asymmetric building so that this effect for soft soil was maximum. On the other hand, the torsional effects can be minimized by using a strength distribution, when the centre of both strength CV and rigidity CR is located on the opposite side of the centre of mass CM, and SSI has no effect on this criterion.
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Type of Study: Research Paper | Subject: Structure-Earthquake

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