Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering

, Volume 5, Issue 4, pp 533–547 | Cite as

Soil-structure interaction effects on an instrumented building

  • A. ZaicencoEmail author
  • V. Alkaz
Original Research Paper


The paper highlights the use of fem and bi-directional lumped-mass-storey-stiffness numerical models for the study of the soil–structure interaction (ssi) effects on an instrumented building. Data on the structural response have been obtained through the project for seismic instrumentation of a 16-storey r/c cast-in-place dwelling building (Chisinau, Republic of Moldova) during a series of earthquakes (Gutenberg–Richter M GR  = 5.0−6.7). The effect of soil–structure interaction is clearly observed comparing the responses recorded on foundation and free-field. ssi becomes more pronounced for higher level of ground shaking amplifying the natural period of the structure and slightly suppressing high frequences on the foundation in comparison with the free-field motion.


Structural seismic response Soil–structure interaction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Geophysics and GeologyAcademy of Sciences of MoldovaChisinauMoldova

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