Finite Element Analysis of Structural Concrete Insulated Panels Subjected to Dynamic Loadings

Finite Element Analysis of Structural Concrete Insulated Panels Subjected to Dynamic Loadings

Civil Engineering Beyond Limits (CEBEL)
Volume 1 - Issue 2 - April 2020

Arslan Shamim Sajjad Ahmad Anwar Khitab

Abstract

Human population is growing around the world day by day, necessitating highly sustainable and energy efficient building systems. In conventional building systems, significant amount of energy is consumed for providing thermal comfort to the occupants. Materials used for thermal insulation not only increase the cost of the buildings but also increase the dead weight of building. Structural concrete insulated panel system (SCIP) provide thermally efficient, light weight, and low cost solution as compared to the conventional systems. SCIP system is new innovation, in which, insulation material is placed between two layers of concrete. Due to lowlight weight, it can be easily handled and transported toat project sites. In present research, the performance of SCIP walls in a typical school double story building is examined by three dimensional finite element analysis, using SAP2000. The response iswas evaluated by varying the thickness of the insulation layer in terms of safety and serviceability. The results show that the buildings incorporating SCIPs are capable to withstand high dynamic and earthquake loads and are significantly economical as compared to the conventional building systems.

Keywords

Conventional Building systems; SCIP; Finite element analysis; SAP2000; Dynamic loads; Economy.
https://doi.org/10.36937/cebel.2020.002.005