SIP Shear Walls: Cyclic Performance Of High-Aspect-Ratio Segments And Perforated Wall

Increasing stringency of energy codes and the growing market demand for more energy efficient buildings gives structural insulated panel (SIP) construction an opportunity to increase its use in commercial and residential buildings. However, shear wall aspect ratio limitations and lack of knowledge on how to design SIPs with window and door openings are barriers to the wider adoption of SIP technology. An experimental study was conducted to evaluate the lateral resistance performance of high-aspect-ratio SIP shear wall segments and SIP shear walls with window and door openings. At most two replicates of fully anchored SIP shear walls were cyclically tested at the following aspects ratios: 1:1, 2:1, 3:1, and 4:1. Five additional tests were…

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