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Soil-Structure Interaction: Its Importance in the Modelling & Design of Structures

COURSE NO: S01-013
Soil-Structure Interaction: Its Importance in the Modelling & Design of Structures
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides information on the importance of the inclusion of soil-structure interaction in the modelling and design of structures.


Most civil structures, especially bridges, are built on or inside the ground. When analyzing such a structure, we notice that there is a great difference in the result values considering ground conditions during the analysis. The ground conditions must be taken into consideration to obtain analytical results, such as the behavior of the actual structure.


Soil Structure Interaction (SSI) is a physical phenomenon in which the structure fails to behave independently and behaves in connection with the soil when an external load is applied to the structure. In particular, the ground and the structures are greatly influenced by earthquakes, so this phenomenon is required as an essential consideration for seismic design.


This 1 PDH online course is applicable to civil, structural, and geotechnical engineers, as well as other professionals interested in understanding the importance of inclusion of soil-structure interaction in the modeling and design of structures.
Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Familiarizing with Soil-Structure Interaction (SSI) and foundation deformations
  • Learning about the effect of SSI and SSI Provisions of Seismic Design Codes on Structural Responses
  • Gaining a general overview on the considerations in Soil-Structure Interaction Effects
  • Understanding the application of Soil Structure Interaction
  • Learning about Soil-Structure Interaction and structural response and mechanical classification of Soil Structure Interaction
  • Understanding the Soil-Structure Interaction analysis methods
  • Learning about the used methods to mitigate the problem of Soil-Structure Interaction
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, " Soil-Structure Interaction: Its Importance in the Modelling & Design of Structures”, which is prepared by Ibrahim M. Metwally, Ph.D., P.E.
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Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of ten (10) questions to earn 1 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

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