Design Method of Reinforced Concrete Shear Wall Using EBCS

Concrete shear walls or structural walls are often used in multistory buildings to resist lateral loads such as wind, seismic and blast loads. Such walls are used when the frame system alone is insufficient or uneconomical to withstand all the lateral loads or when partition walls can be made load bearing, replacing columns and beams. The analysis and design of buildings with shear walls became simple using commercially available computer programs based on the finite element method (FEM) and subsequent implementation of stress integration techniques to arrive at generalized forces (axial, shear, and moments). On the other hand, design engineers without such facilities or those with computer facilities lacking such features use simple method of analysis and design by taking the entire dimensions of the walls. This is done by considering the shear walls as wide columns of high moment of inertia and following the same procedure as for columns. The primary purpose of this paper is believed that structural engineers working in the analysis and design of high- rise buildings will be benefited from the design shear wall by using EBCS: 2-1995 and EBCS:8-1995codes and its results.

Design Method of Reinforced Concrete Shear Wall Using EBCS
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