Seismic Behavior and Dissipated Plastic Energy of Performance-Based-Designed High-Rise Concrete Structures with Considering Soil–Structure Interaction Effect

Document Type : Research Papers


Department of Civil Engineering, Bu-Ali Sina University, fahmideh st, 65178-38695 Hamedan, Iran


Since the structure and foundation are built on soil, the soil is the major platform by which seismic vibrations are transmitted to the structure, and has noticeable effects on the response and behavior of structure during earthquakes. In this research, the recently introduced Performance-based plastic design (PBPD) and its modified Performance-based plastic design (MPBPD) method in which soil and structure interaction effect has been considered underwent the seismic evaluation. In order to do evaluation, a twenty-floor concrete structure with MPBPD method and conventional PBPD was designed and analyzed in accordance with the time history of the 22 far-field quake records. In this study, cone model is employed for modeling the soil and foundation. With a detailed three-dimensional finite element model of a twenty-story high-rise structure constructed and exploited in the OpenSees software, it is attempted to consider a more realistic behavior of the structure. The results of six related parameters with the maximum response of the structure demonstrate the efficiency and performance of the MPBPD method for the purpose of considering the SSI effect, compared with the conventional method of PBPD. The Results show that, in the MPBPD design method, maximum displacement, acceleration, inter-story drift and shear force dropped leading to a better distribution of energy in the structure compared to the PBPD method.


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Volume 51, Issue 1
June 2018
Pages 199-215
  • Receive Date: 27 October 2017
  • Revise Date: 15 December 2017
  • Accept Date: 01 May 2018
  • First Publish Date: 01 June 2018