Shear Wall Shapes

The strength and stiffness of a building depend on the shape and position of the shear wall. Common positioning includes the building's perimeter or the center of a building encasing an elevator shaft or stairwell. The latter is referred to as a shear core. Other shear wall shapes include a rectangle, L-shape, and C-shape.
The strength and stiffness of a building depend on the shape and position of the shear wall. Common positioning includes the building's perimeter or the center of a building encasing an elevator shaft or stairwell. The latter is referred to as a shear core. Other shear wall shapes include a rectangle, L-shape, and C-shape.

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