Experimental Investigation of Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) Wall Panels under Quasi Static Cyclic Load
Arun Solomon.A1, Hemalatha.G2
1Arun Solomon.A, Department of Civil Engineering, Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), India.
2Hemalatha.G, Department of Civil Engineering, Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 18 December 2018 | Revised Manuscript received on 27 December 2018 | Manuscript published on 30 December 2018 | PP: 84-88 | Volume-8 Issue-2, December 2018 | Retrieval Number: B5580128218/18©BEIESP
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Abstract: Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) is a promising construction technique that provides fast construction, energy efficient, cost effective, sound proof and disaster resistant building. ICF is made from expanded polystyrene (EPS) and reinforced concrete. EPS occupies permanent position on the surface of concrete wall that offers insulation and structural benefits to the building. In this study, quasi-static cyclic load behavior of ICF wall panels were examined and test results were reported. ICF wall panels were made with 60 mm thick core concrete and 100 mm thick of 12, 20 kg/m3 density EPS provided as a facesheet. The specimens were tested in 100 T capacity loading frame under horizontal quasi-static cyclic load. The experimental results were analyzed with hysteresis loops and load-deflection curves. From the study of cyclic load behavior and literature, ICF wall panel is recommended for the construction of seismic resistant buildings.
Keywords: Energy Dissipation, EPS, ICF, Hysteresis Loops, Load-deflection Curve
Scope of the Article: Concrete Engineering