Soil-structure interaction analysis considering concrete creep and shrinkage

Abstract The paper presents some results from Rosa’s [1] research that aimed to verify the effect of creep and shrinkage of the concrete in soil-structure interaction. The construction consists in a 17 storeys building. It is set down on shallow foundation, in the central part of the construction, and steel piles, on the boundary. The structure was submitted to instrumentation during construction, including the monitoring of foundation settlements and columns deformation. It was possible to compare the structural design with a numerical refined structural analysis. Comparisons of the structural and foundation design with and without due consideration of soil-structure interaction are also presented. Finally, the different design assumptions were confronted with instrumentation results, both related to foundation settlements and to columns loading as well. Attention is pointed out on the effect of concrete creep and shrinkage in the soil-structure interaction analysis.