In this paper the effects of deep excavation on seismic vulnerability of existing buildings are investigated. It is well known that deep excavations induce significant changes both in stress and strain fields of the soil around them, causing a displacement field which can modify both the static and dynamic responses of existing buildings. A FEM model of a real case study, which takes into account geometry, non-linear soil behavior, live and dead loads, boundary conditions and soil–structure interaction, has been developed in order to estimate the soil displacements and their effects on seismic behavior of a reinforced concrete framed system close to deep excavation. Considering a significant accelerometric seismic input, the non-linear dynamic responses of the reinforced concrete framed structure, both in the pre and post-excavation configurations, have been evaluated and, then, compared to estimate the modification in seismic vulnerability, by means of different seismic damage indices and inter-story drifts.

Effects of deep excavation on seismic vulnerability of existing reinforced concrete framed structures

CASTALDO, PAOLO;DE IULIIS, Massimiliano
2014

Abstract

In this paper the effects of deep excavation on seismic vulnerability of existing buildings are investigated. It is well known that deep excavations induce significant changes both in stress and strain fields of the soil around them, causing a displacement field which can modify both the static and dynamic responses of existing buildings. A FEM model of a real case study, which takes into account geometry, non-linear soil behavior, live and dead loads, boundary conditions and soil–structure interaction, has been developed in order to estimate the soil displacements and their effects on seismic behavior of a reinforced concrete framed system close to deep excavation. Considering a significant accelerometric seismic input, the non-linear dynamic responses of the reinforced concrete framed structure, both in the pre and post-excavation configurations, have been evaluated and, then, compared to estimate the modification in seismic vulnerability, by means of different seismic damage indices and inter-story drifts.
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