Design of Composite Shear Wall Encased with Vertical Steel Profiles

  • P. P. Phadnis Shivaji University, Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India.
  • V. V. Karjinni Kolhapur Institute of Technology’s College of Engineering, Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India.
Keywords: Shear Connectors, Boundary Elements, Steel-concrete Composite Shear Wall, Reinforced Concrete Shear wall


The concept of steel-concrete composite shear wall is introduced due to the benefits achieved by integrating both the materials. These are structural walls, where steel profiles are encased at the boundary elements. Due to their higher lateral strength and stiffness, they offer a good alternative to improve earthquake resistance over conventional reinforced concrete shear walls in medium and high-rise buildings. Current literature shows that, design procedure of such composite shear walls is not addressed in developing country codes. Hence, a design of steel-concrete composite shear wall is proposed in the present paper on the basis of existing theory and with the help of standard codes. The web portion of shear wall has to be designed as per provisions of Eurocode 8. For the design of composite boundary elements, design norms of composite columns are followed. Also the design of shear stud connectors is adopted according to Eurocode 4.


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How to Cite
P. P. Phadnis, & V. V. Karjinni. (2019). Design of Composite Shear Wall Encased with Vertical Steel Profiles . Journal on Today’s Ideas - Tomorrow’s Technologies, 7(1). Retrieved from