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Design of shear wall buildings

Series/doc. No Report Report R 102
Year 1984
Abstract The design of shear and core walls is reviewed. This is based on available methods of analysis, covering their elastic, elasto-plastic and dynamic behaviour. The various limit states of design are put forward, and the importance of serviceability criteria (e.g. the response of the occupants of the building to motion) are described. The Report concentrates on the design of coupled shear and core walls, but it also examines structural variations such as panels and infills. A suggested design procedure is described, and typical design calculations are presented.
ISBN 9780860172154
Subject(s) Building types
Non-traditional buildings
Tall buildings
Building structure
Concrete building systems/frame
Building systems/frame
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Publisher CIRIA
Publisher History CIRIA was formerly known as the Construction Industry Research and Information Association. They are a member-based research and information organisation who publish reports and technical papers covering building and civil engineering as well as transport and utilities infrastructure.
Table Of Contents
List of illustrations 5
List of tables 6
Notation 7
Summary 9
Introduction 9
1 Design considerations 10
1.1 Tall building structural forms 10
1.2 Force actions 10
1.3 Reinforced concrete design of walls 13
1.4 Fire design 14
1.5 Foundation design 15
1.6 Constructional features 15
2 Categories of limit state 16
2.1 Ultimate limit state 16
2.2 Serviceability limit state 17
2.3 Survival limit state 18
3 Elastic design of shear and core walls 19
3.1 Design of slender walls in compression 19
3.2 Design of walls under axial load and moment 20
3.3 Elastic analysis of pierced shear walls 23
3.4 Structural interaction of shear walls 32
3.5 Computer modelling of shear walls 35
3.6 Elastic analysis of core walls 37
4 Dynamic analysis of shear wall buildings 39
4.1 Approximate calculation of natural frequency 41
4.2 Dynamic response of shear walls 43
4.3 Wind loading on buildings 48
4.4 Human response to motion 50
5 Elasto-plastic and seismic behaviour 50
5.1 Ultimate strength of walls in compression and bending 53
5.2 Approximate elasto-plastic analysis of pierced shear walls 56
5.3 Seismic design methods 58
5.4 Design and detailing for elasto-plastic behaviour 63
6 Structural variations 63
6.1 Behaviour of panel structures 66
6.2 Behaviour of infill panels to frames 68
7 Design conclusions 71
References 75
Appendices 80


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