Modeling of a Residential Building to Compare the Structural Performance of Structural Concrete Insulated Panels vs. Reinforced Concrete
Rosario Ruiz, Johnny
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Abstract –— This paper presents the modeling of a 4 story residential building currently under development in San Juan, P.R., to compare the structural performance of structural concrete insulated panels (SCIP) vs. reinforced concrete (RC). The core walls on the building consist of bearing wall system also acting as shear walls. Models analysis and design were performed according to the IBC 2009, ASCE7-05 and ACI318-08 and using ETABS, SAFE and PILOTYN7 computer programs. The objectives of this work were to find if the models with structural concrete insulated panels (SCIP) and reinforced concrete (RC) were capable to perform under the codes limits and compare their results. The main conclusion of this work was to find that both the RC and SCIP models performed adequately under gravity and seismic loads, assuming that SCIP recommended strength models are appropriate. Key Terms –— Deflection, Design, Drift, SCIP Panels.