Journal of
Engineering and Technology Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Eng. Technol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9790
  • DOI: 10.5897/JETR
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 198

Full Length Research Paper

Dynamic wave soil structure interaction analysis of a two way asymmetric building system DSSIA-3D

J. L. Wegner, M. M. Yao and S. K. Bhullar*
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Victoria, P. O. Box 3055, Victoria, B. C. Canada V8W 3P6
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 13 May 2009
  •  Published: 31 May 2009



In this paper structural response to dynamic loading, which is expressed in terms of displacements of the structure, is studied. A two-way asymmetrical multistory building model is subjected to bi-directional harmonic and earthquake loadings. The time histories of the vertically and horizontal displacements and rotation of the roof are obtained using the scaled boundary finite-element method. The program Dynamic Soil-Structure Interaction Analysis which takes into account the soil-structure interaction effects is applied to study two-way asymmetrical buildings.These results are compared with those of symmetrical buildings.


Key words: Dynamic soil structure interaction, scaled boundary finite-element method, displacements, time varying loading.