Seismic assessment of slender high rise buildings with different shear walls configurations

Farghaly, Ahmed Abdelraheem

  • Received : 2016.01.01
  • Accepted : 2016.04.29
  • Published : 2016.07.25


The present study dictates the behavior of shear wall under a seismic event in slender high rise buildings, and studies the effect of height, location and distribution of shear wall in slender high rise building with and without boundary elements induced by the effect of an earthquake. Shear walls are located at the sides of the building, to counter the earthquake forces. This study is carried out in a 12 storeys building using SAP2000 software. The obtained results disclose that the behavior of the structure is definitely affected by the height and location of shear walls in slender high rise building. The stresses are concentrated at the limit between the shear wall region and the upper non shear wall especially for shear walls without columns. Displacements are doubled between the shear wall region and the upper non shear wall especially for shear walls without columns.


shear walls;stress concentrations;SAP2000;general building capacity;stiffness;shear wall distribution/position;time history analysis;high rise building


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