A critical review on structure-soil-structure interaction


1 M .Sc. Student, Department of Civil Engineering, South Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran ,Iran

2 Department of Civil Eng, Faculty of Technical and Engineering, Islamic Azad University (south Tehran branch)


The purpose of this paper is to review computational methods in structure-soil-structure interaction. As a result of globalization, buildings are located close to each other. This issue happens especially in big cities, making the study of structure-soil-structure interaction as an essential part of structural design process. The effect of soil medium, on which the building structure stands, especially on seismic behavior of building is well known. The effects of structures standing in a close distant to each other is the main issue in structure-soil-structure interactions. In this paper, analytical models of soil are reviewed. After a review on different analytical models of soil, the concepts and the computational efforts in the field of interaction between soil and adjacent buildings are discussed in order to provide the reader with the benefits and weaknesses of each concept. Different computer programs which suit structure-soil-structure interaction analysis and their main abilities are briefly reviewed as well.


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