TYPES OF SHEAR WALLSTYPES OF SHEAR WALLSShear walls can be variously classified depending on the objective. They can be classified as load-bearing or nonload-bearing, depending on whether they carry gravity loads also in addition to lateral load. They can be classified based on the type of masonry and construction used, for example, brick or concrete, reinforced and unreinforced, single or multiple wythe, single story or multistory, solid or perforated, rectangular or flanged, cantilever or coupled, etc. Most commonly used shear walls have rectangular or flanged configuration. Several types of shear walls are shown in Fig. 7.8.
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