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Effects of Openings on Different Shapes of Shear Wall in RC Buildings

  • Open or CloseShobha Ram1, Syed Kaleem AZ2 and Mohit M3*

    1Assistant Professor, School of Engineering GB University, Greater Noida, India

    2Associate Professor, Civil Engineering Section AMU Aligarh, India

    3PG Scholar, School of Engineering, GB University, Greater Noida, India

    *Corresponding author: Mohit M, School of Engineering, GB University, Greater Noida, India

Submission: November 02, 2020; Published: February 12, 2021


Tall buildings which are vertically cantilevered structures from the ground level are subjected to earthquake and wind forces and also axial loading. The shear wall is used in high rise structures to resists these lateral forces. In this study, analytical investigation is done to examine the performance of flanged, L-shaped and box-type shear walls with and without openings in high rise buildings under seismic excitation for regular and irregular reinforced concrete buildings. The models were designed on ETABS v.15 software and are analyzed by response spectrum method as per IS 1893 (Part 1): 2002 for various parameters like displacement, story drift, base shear and member forces. Two types of structures, regular and irregular plan shaped are analyzed with three types of shear wall with and without openings. Result shows that the presence of openings in shear wall affects the strength and rigidity of the shear wall depending upon the size of openings. The floor area increased of some parts due to the column reduction and shear wall application in the buildings.

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