SEISMIC BEHAVIOUR OF INFILLED FRAME STRUCTURES WITH AND WITHOUT SHEAR WALL

Geethu Bhanu, Greeshma, Asst Professor
International Research Journal of Engineering and Technology   unpublished
Reinforced concrete shear walls are used in bare frame building to resist lateral force due to wind and earthquakes. They are usually provided between column lines, in stair wells, lift wells, in shafts that house other utilities. Shear wall provide lateral load resisting by transferring the wind or earthquake load to foundation. Besides, they impart lateral stiffness to the system and also carry gravity loads. But bare frame with shear wall still become economically unattractive. If the
more » ... tive. If the structural engineer considered property of the non-structural element in structural design along with other elements like shear wall gives better results. The non-structural element which is already exists in structure but not considered in a structural design as a structural element like curtain wall. The curtain wall means partition wall which is made up of brick masonry therefore it is called as masonry wall and also it is called as an infill wall. If the properties of the infill wall like density and modulus elasticity of brick masonry are considered in structural design, it will helps to improve the strength and stiffness of the structure.
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