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Role of Soil-Structure Interaction in Base-Isolated Structures Founded on Soil Stratum Overlying Half Space

[+] Author Affiliations
C. S. Tsai, H. C. Su

Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan

Paper No. PVP2013-97776, pp. V008T08A010; 10 pages
  • ASME 2013 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference
  • Volume 8: Seismic Engineering
  • Paris, France, July 14–18, 2013
  • Conference Sponsors: Pressure Vessels and Piping Division, Nondestructive Evaluation Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5574-4
  • Copyright © 2013 by ASME


This paper attempts to assess the role of soil-structure interaction (SSI) and higher modes in base-isolated structures founded on a soil layer overlying a half space. Closed form solutions for a system that includes a superstructure, seismic isolator and soil stratum overlying a half space have been obtained. The derived formulations considering the effects of SSI and higher modes in terms of well-known frequency and impedance ratios can explicitly interpret the dynamic behavior of a base isolated structure founded on soil stratum overlying a half space. Furthermore, the SSI effects on dynamic responses of isolated structures founded on soil stratum overlying a half space were extensively investigated. The conclusions drawn by this study provide considerable information for comprehending the SSI and higher mode effects on the dynamic responses of isolated-structures especially for those founded on soil stratum overlying a half space.

Copyright © 2013 by ASME



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