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Effect of Shear Wall in Dual Structural System of Tall Buildings: An Overview

Pradeep Pawar, Sarvesh K Jain


The use of dual structural system having shear wall has become prominent in earthquake resistant design of tall buildings owing to its excellent performance during past earthquakes. Use of basement and ground floor for parking and garage purposes has become a common practice, which requires a structurally sound system to resist the seismic forces induced during an earthquake or wind forces and in such situations shear wall proves to be a promising element in resisting the lateral loads. This paper intends to present an overview of various research works carried out on dual structural system having shear walls.

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