Shear Wall Design within the Light of Prominent Standards

Shear Wall Design within the Light of Prominent Standards

Journal of Civil Engineering Beyond Limits (CEBEL)
Volume 1 - Issue 4 - October 2020

Mahyar MAALI Mahmut KILIÇ Abdulkadir Cüneyt AYDIN Bariş BAYRAK Haluk Gorkem ALCAN


Reinforced concrete (RC) structures have their own weight, earthquake, wind, dead loads, live loads, creep, etc. throughout their service life. They are exposed to internal and external load effects. In order to meet the horizontal forces such as earthquake and wind from these loads affecting the structure, shear wall structures with high lateral rigidity are needed. Therefore, shear walls are one of the most important structural elements that can resist earthquake forces due to their high lateral rigidity and load bearing capacities. Most of the buildings today are designed according to the old regulations. Therefore, the shear wall was sized and reinforced according to these old regulations. However, to date, standards have been renewed in certain periods. Despite this, shear walls designed according to the old regulations continue to resist seismic forces. In this study, the design and behavioral differences of the reinforced concrete shear walls between the Turkish Regulation that came into force in 2019, and the old regulation were compared. In addition, RC shear walls were evaluated according to ACI-318-19 and EuroCode-2 regulations.


RC shear wall, Turksih Code-2019, ACI-318-19, EuroCode-2