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Title: Structure soil structure interaction effects: Seismic analysis of safety related collocated concrete structures

Abstract

The Process, Purification and Stack Buildings are collocated safety related concrete shear wall structures with plan dimensions in excess of 100 feet. An important aspect of their seismic analysis was the determination of structure soil structure interaction (SSSI) effects, if any. The SSSI analysis of the Process Building, with one other building at a time, was performed with the SASSI computer code for up to 50 frequencies. Each combined model had about 1500 interaction nodes. Results of the SSSI analysis were compared with those from soil structure interaction (SSI) analysis of the individual buildings, done with ABAQUS and SASSI codes, for three parameters: peak accelerations, seismic forces and the in-structure floor response spectra (FRS). The results may be of wider interest due to the model size and the potential applicability to other deep soil layered sites. Results obtained from the ABAQUS analysis were consistently higher, as expected, than those from the SSI and SSSI analyses using the SASSI. The SSSI effect between the Process and Purification Buildings was not significant. The Process and Stack Building results demonstrated that under certain conditions a massive structure can have an observable effect on the seismic response of a smaller and less stiff structure.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Savannah River Site (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
757360
Report Number(s):
WSRC-MS-2000-00349
TRN: US0003363
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-96SR18500
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 4th International Conference of Recent Advances in Geotech. Earthquake Engineering, San Diego, CA (US), 03/26/2001--03/31/2001; Other Information: PBD: 20 Jun 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; SAVANNAH RIVER PLANT; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; SOIL-STRUCTURE INTERACTIONS; SEISMIC EFFECTS; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; SAFETY ANALYSIS; RESPONSE FUNCTIONS

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Joshi, J.R. Structure soil structure interaction effects: Seismic analysis of safety related collocated concrete structures. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Joshi, J.R. Structure soil structure interaction effects: Seismic analysis of safety related collocated concrete structures. United States.
Joshi, J.R. Tue . "Structure soil structure interaction effects: Seismic analysis of safety related collocated concrete structures". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/757360.
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abstractNote = {The Process, Purification and Stack Buildings are collocated safety related concrete shear wall structures with plan dimensions in excess of 100 feet. An important aspect of their seismic analysis was the determination of structure soil structure interaction (SSSI) effects, if any. The SSSI analysis of the Process Building, with one other building at a time, was performed with the SASSI computer code for up to 50 frequencies. Each combined model had about 1500 interaction nodes. Results of the SSSI analysis were compared with those from soil structure interaction (SSI) analysis of the individual buildings, done with ABAQUS and SASSI codes, for three parameters: peak accelerations, seismic forces and the in-structure floor response spectra (FRS). The results may be of wider interest due to the model size and the potential applicability to other deep soil layered sites. Results obtained from the ABAQUS analysis were consistently higher, as expected, than those from the SSI and SSSI analyses using the SASSI. The SSSI effect between the Process and Purification Buildings was not significant. The Process and Stack Building results demonstrated that under certain conditions a massive structure can have an observable effect on the seismic response of a smaller and less stiff structure.},
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year = {Tue Jun 20 00:00:00 EDT 2000},
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