Racking performance of structural insulated panels.

Kermani, Abdy and Hairstans, Robert (2006) Racking performance of structural insulated panels. Journal of Structural Engineering, 132 (11). pp. 1806-1812. ISSN 0733-9445

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Formed from a thick layer of polystyrene foam sandwiched between two layers of oriented strand board, structural insulated panels (SIPs) are a viable alternative to traditional wood stud shear walls. Developed in North America, SIPs satisfy building performance criteria while being both sustainable and cost effective. This paper details a comprehensive experimental and parametric study at Napier University examining the structural performance of shear walls constructed of SIPs under the action of both racking loads and combined bending and axial compression. The effects of size and position of openings, for doors and windows, were examined and compared to designs carried out in accordance with BS 5268 and Eurocode 5. The study has demonstrated that SIPs perform as an effective composite material possessing the strength and stiffness necessary to sustain required design loads.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 0733-9445
Electronic ISSN: 1943-541X
Uncontrolled Keywords: Structural insulated panels; SIP; Structural characteristics; Racking load; Bending and axial compression; Effects of openings; Design parameters;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 600 Technology > 690 Building & construction > 694 Wood construction & carpentry
600 Technology > 620 Engineering > 624 Civil engineering
Library of Congress Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Item ID: 1982
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2008 16:22
Last Modified: 13 May 2016 09:52

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