Shear Wall Effectiveness of Reinforced Concrete Structures

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Erdil B., Gündüz Y.

2nd International Symposium on Applied Science and Engineering (ISASE2021), Erzurum, Turkey, 7 - 09 April 2021, vol.1, no.1, pp.188-191

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1
  • City: Erzurum
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.188-191


A trial-and-error procedure are generally followed to determine the shear wall amount required to strengthen reinforced concrete buildings. In order to determine the location and size of the shear walls, their efficiency related to those parameters should be known clearly. For this reason, the aim of this study is to determine the shear wall amount required for strengthening before a structural analysis is made using simple equations. Accordingly, different amount of shear walls with several thicknesses were designed and placed at several locations of artificial plans and their effect on those artificial buildings were examined. After the structural analysis, it is found that if the amount of shear wall is increased keeping the shear wall ratio the same, shear and moment effectiveness of those shear walls reduce. Having reduction in shear wall effectiveness, the amount of lateral forces transferred to the other load carrying members increase which results in damage in those members.