Shear Wall Placement in an Anomaly of Multiple Stories Proves Effective | Original Article
Challenges have arisen in the pursuit of greater heights and more complex buildings. Building height enhances the importance of the structure's rigidity. The dominance of lateral loads has led to increasingly tall constructions being subjected to peculiar loading effects and extremely high loading values. Tall structures must be designed with durability, functionality, stability, and occupant comfort in mind. This means that practically every designer must solve the issue of providing sufficient strength and stability against lateral stresses, such as wind loads and seismic forces. A shear wall is a plate-like structural element used in a building structure to withstand lateral stresses, such as those caused by an earthquake or high winds. It's useful for construction from the basement up to the roof. At order to make a structure more earthquake-proof, shear walls may be installed in strategic positions around the building's perimeter. The purpose of this work is to compare and contrast three distinct models of 'H'- shaped plans, two of which include shear walls at various locations, with a third that does not include such walls. Based on these comparisons, the best-performing model is determined. ETABS 2016 was used for all the calculations.