Title: 3D Modelling of a Building Subjected to Earthquake Loading
Author: Jaap Bijnagte & Mandy Korff
Published on: 28 April, 2014
From Bulletin: Issue 35
For the assessment of the impact of man-induced earthquakes on infrastructures, Deltares and Plaxis worked together to set up a 3D non linear dynamic model of a building interacting with the subsoil through its pile foundation. Plaxis provided assistance in setting-up the 3D finite element model to evaluate the building’s seismic performance under possible moderate seismic activity. The main challenge of this project was the rather short time frame within which such FE analyses needed to be carried out. Thanks to PLAXIS Expert Services, Deltares managed to deliver FEA results in an efficient and timely manner.