Effect of Site Soil Properties on Seismic SSI Response of Embedded Structures

by Farhang Ostadan, Bechtel Power Corp, United States,
Wen S. Tseng, Bechtel Power Corp, United States,
Ai-Shen Liu, Bechtel Power Corp, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Foundation Engineering: Current Principles and Practices

Abstract: In a series of two-dimensional soil-structure interaction (SSI) analyses, seismic responses, including the SSI effect of a deeply embedded reactor building of a standard plant in different sites using the same input motion, are evaluated. Site properties considered cover soft to medium stiff to very stiff sites. Through-soil structure-to-structure interaction in all sites is evaluated.

Subject Headings: Seismic tests | Seismic effects | Two-dimensional analysis | Site investigation | Ground motion | Soil properties | Soil structures | Soil-structure interaction

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