Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Lateral load performance of SIP walls with full bearing

Author(s):

Boren Yeh
Tom Skaggs
Tom Williamson

Year:

2018

Publication type:

General Technical Report (GTR)

Primary Station(s):

Forest Products Laboratory

Source:

Gen. Tech. Rep. FPL-GTR-251. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest products Laboratory. 25 p.

Description

The purpose of this study was to develop test data needed to characterize lateral load performance of structural insulated panel (SIP) walls with full bearing (restrained). The research program involved structural testing of 29 full-size SIP walls (8 ft tall by 8 ft long) of various configurations that bracket a range of SIP wall configurations commonly used in the field. Results indicated that the cyclic performance parameters for all walls tested in this study met the over-strength and ductility capacities of ICC-ES AC04, although some walls had drift capacities slightly lower than the AC04 criterion. The one exception was the SIP wall without any vertical joints, which showed a significantly low drift capacity.

Citation

Yeh, Boren; Skaggs, Tom; Wang, Xiping; Williamson, Tom. 2018. Lateral load performance of SIP walls with full bearing. General Technical Report. FPL-GTR-251. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest products Laboratory. 25 p.

Cited

Publication Notes

  • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
  • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
https://www.fs.usda.gov/treesearch/pubs/55837