G.S Hiremath, Md Saddam Hussain
Abstract: Shear wall are one of the excellent means of providing earthquake resistance to multistorey reinforced concrete building.They are usually provided in tall buildings and have been found to be immense use to avoid total collapse of building under seismic forces. It is very necessary to determine effective, efficient and ideal location of shear wall. In this paper, study of 25 storeys building in zone IV is presented with some preliminary investigation to reduce the effect of earthquake reinforced concrete shear walls are used in the building. These can be used for improving seismic response of buildings. The provision of shear wall in building to achieve rigidity has been found effective and economical. Shear walls are easy to construct and are efficient, both in terms of construction cost and effectiveness in minimizing earthquake damage in structural and non structural elements (like glass windows and building contents). This study aims to work on effect of addition of shear wall at different location and configuration, also study have been done with varying thickness of shear wall. The results are tabulated by performing pushover analysis using ETABS v 9.7.1 in the form of displacements and storey drift.
Keywords: : Shear Wall, Storey Displacement, Storey Drift, Lateral Loading, Nonlinear Static Analysis