Working Group on Improved Procedures for Characterizing and Modeling Soil-Structure Interaction for Performance-Based Engineering (2010-2011)

Applied Technology Council, Redwood City, California Funded by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

 Project goals:

The primary objective of this project is to develop guidance for implementing soil-structure interaction in response history analyses, such that input ground motions accurately reflect the input at the base of structures and that structural models include elements that account for the geotechnical and foundation conditions associated with the building under consideration.

The project will also identify areas of research that are needed to facilitate further improvement in developing this guidance.

Personal contributions:

Member of Project Technical Committee responsible for the structural modeling aspects of the analytical studies of the project.