Seismic Evaluation of Structural Insulated Panels 

In August of 2008, UC Berkeley Professor Khalid Mosalam presented a paper coauthored by FAS's Joe Hagerman and Henry Kelly at the 5th International Engineering and Construction Conference. The paper presents Mosalam's findings from research into the seismic performance of structural insulated panels. There is a considerable lack of information available about the behavior of SIPs when subjected to seismic loads. The paper focuses on the characterization of the mechanical properties and seismic performance of SIPs using experimental techniques. Specimens studied include both OSB faced and cementitious SIPs, where panels were tested without panel-to-panel connections.

 The full text pdf copy of the paper can be found here.