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Earthquakes and Structures   Volume 10, Number 1, January 2016, pages 191-209
Seismic force evaluation of RC shear wall buildings as per international codes
Jayalekshmi B.R. and Chinmayi H.K.

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    Seismic codes are the best available guidance on how structures should be designed and constructed to ensure adequate resistance to seismic forces during earthquakes. Seismic provisions of Indian standard code, International building code and European code are applied for buildings with ordinary moment resisting frames and reinforced shear walls at various locations considering the effect of site soil conditions. The study investigates the differences in spectral acceleration coefficient (Sa/g), base shear and storey shear obtained following the seismic provisions in different codes in the analysis of these buildings. Study shows that the provision of shear walls at core in low rise buildings and at all the four corners in high rise buildings gives the least value of base shear.
Key Words
    base shear; spectral acceleration coefficient; storey shear; shear wall; natural period; design response spectrum
Jayalekshmi B.R. and Chinmayi H.K.: Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal 575-025, India

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