Review on Shear Wall for Soft Story High-Rise Buildings
Misam Abidi1, Mangulkar Madhuri. N.2
1Misam Abidi, Structural Engineering, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University/ Jawaharlal Nehru Engieering College, Aurangabad(M.S), India.
2Mangulkar Madhuri.N, Structural Engineering, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University/ Jawaharlal Nehru Engieering College, Aurangabad(M.S), India.
Manuscript received on July 17, 2012. | Revised Manuscript received on August 25, 2012. | Manuscript published on August 30, 2012. | PP: 52-54 | Volume-1 Issue-6, August 2012. | Retrieval Number: F0600071612/2012©BEIESP
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Abstract: Severe structural damage suffered by several modern buildings during recent earthquakes illustrates the importance of avoiding sudden changes in lateral stiffness and strength. Recent earthquakes that occurred have shown that a large number of existing reinforced concrete buildings are vulnerable to damage or even collapse during a strong earthquake. While damage and collapse due to soft story are most often observed in buildings, they can also be developed in other types of structures. The lower level containing the concrete columns behaved as a soft story in that the columns were unable to provide adequate shear resistance during the earthquake. So, in this paper highlights the importance for immediate measures to prevent the indiscriminate use of soft first story in buildings, which are designed without regard to the increased displacement, ductility and force demands in the first story and this paper argues the importance of novel design approach which has an advantage of interaction between rigid frames and shear walls. A combination of the two structural components leads to a highly efficient system, in which the shear wall resists the majority of the lateral loads in the lower portion of the building, and the frame supports the majority of the lateral loads in the upper portion of the building.
Keywords: High rise buildings, RC frame linear behavior of shear wall, Soft Story /Weak Story.