The results of parameters like maximum storey displacements and maximum storey drifts have been carried out using the Etabs software. The results of storey drift has been validated with work of A. Titiksh et al.[17]for two models: Building without shear walls and Building with shear walls at center in the form of core. It has been compared in Fig. 18, in which current results show good agreement with the results of previous paper. Thus, current modelling is current and can use to fulfill the objective of study. For each parameter, comparison charts have been developed to get an idea about how the height of a building has affected the variation in parameters for each model. The top displacement of model-2 to model-9 has been compared with the top displacement of model-1. The results are discussed in the following four sections, categorised according to the load combination mentioned before.

## 5.1 Earthquake load considering load combination 1.2(DL + LL + EQX)

Maximum storey displacements are shown in Fig. 10. The displacement increases non-linearly with the height of the building. When a shear wall is introduced in the building, it definitely increases the rigidity of the building and displacements are less. Shear walls also decrease the rate of increment of displacement. Among the models with various arrangements of shear walls, models 8 and 6 show maximum and minimum displacement at the top. Compared to model-1, the top-storey displacement of other models is less by: 2.63 times for model-6, 2.12 times for model-7, 2.06 for model-9, 1.97 for model-5, 1.76 for model-4, 1.6 for model-3, 1.54 for model-2, and 1.49 for model-8.Story drift is the relative displacement of one-story relative to another story. The introduction of shear walls also decreases drift in buildings because of increment in stiffness (Fig. 11).There has been an increment in drift up to the 10th − 15th storeys depending upon the arrangement of walls, followed by a decrement at a much slower rate for models with shear walls than model-1.So, Model-1has experienced less drift at the top storey.In addition, in all models with shear wall, there is less difference between drifts of two adjacent storeys. Model-6 shows the minimum drift value compared to others. When compared to other models with shear walls, Model-8 drifts more at lower storeys.

## 5.2 Earthquake load considering load combination 1.2(DL + LL + EQY)

When earthquake forces were applied in the Y-direction, models-6 and model-3 experienced minimum and maximum displacement (1.98 and 1.27 times less than model-1), respectively(Fig. 12).Among the other models, model-2 was displaced 1.29 times, model-4 by 1.32 times, model-7 by 1.38 times, model-5 by 1.48 times, model-8 by 1.83 times, and model-9 by 1.91 times less than model-1 at the top storey. Buildings have drifted in the Y-direction in the same way that they have drifted in the X-direction(Fig. 13).Here, Models 6 and 9 show almost similar drift values, which are the minimum among all models. Model-2 and 3 show higher drift values at lower storeys, but at the top storey, model-4 drifts maximum.

## 5.3 Wind load considering load combination 1.2(DL + LL + WX)

Maximum story displacement chart for given load combination is shown as Fig. 14. Model-8 has a maximum displacement of displaced top story, which is 1.75 times less than model-1. Model-6 has experienced a minimum displacement at the top (3 times less than model-1). The top displacements of other models compared to model-1 are 1.85, 1.94, 2.18, 2.33, and 2.5 times less for models-2, model-3, model-4, model-5, model-9, and model-7, respectively. The introduction of shear walls also decreases drift in buildings which are subjected to wind forces in X-direction(

Figure 15). The drift has increased up to 7th–12th storeys depending upon the arrangement of walls, followed by decrement at a much slower rate than model-1. So, model-1 has less drift at the top storey.Similar to earthquake loads in the X-direction, Model-6 drifts less than other buildings with shear walls, and Model-8 drifts more at lower storeys.

## 5.4 Wind load considering load combination 1.2(DL + LL + WY)

When wind forces have been applied to models in Y-direction, model-2 has displaced its maximum, but its top displacement is still 1.52 times less than model-1(Fig. 16). Model-6 has experienced a minimum displacement at the top (2.3 times less than model-1). The top displacements of other models compared to model-1 are 1.55, 1.61, 1.70, 1.72, 2.18, and 2.23 times less for models-3, model-7, model-4, model-5, model-8, and model-9, respectively. The drift of the buildings on the application of Y-direction wind forces has been shown to have a similar pattern to that of what we get on the application of X-direction wind forces(Fig. 17).