by C.D. Poland, J.R. Soulages, J. Sun and L.H. Mejia
Poland, C.D., J.R. Soulages, J. Sun and L.H. Mejia (1993). Quantifying the Effects of Soil-Structure Interaction for Use in Building Design. SMIP93
Seminar on Seismological and Engineering Implications of Recent Strong-Motion Data, p. 43 - 54.
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This research seeks to investigate the effects of soil-structure interaction (SSI) for regular
buildings, validate current analysis techniques, and investigate the degree to which SSI contributes
to the code based R factor for a variety of building and soil conditions. The research includes the
analysis of strong motion records for 11 CSMIP building/free-field pairs to investigate the
reduction in building response due to soil-structure interaction. The research also includes SSI
analyses using the FLUSH computer program for four CSMIP buildings sites, comparison of recorded
with model response, and comparison of the predicted base shear reduction using FLUSH and ATC 3-06
to the actual reduction recorded.