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Design cooperation between StruSoft and FP McCann optimizes design of insulated panels

Among many other types of precast elements, FP McCann produces insulated panels, also known as sandwich walls. The wall consists of an inner and outer panel which are connected using resin based insulation ties.

These walls distribute the wind load to the stabilizing walls or frames leaving them with quite high bending moment. The tradition was to only include the inner panel as the load carrying panel. This is on the safe side. But since spans got longer and longer, Sam Hodgson, structural engineer at FP McCann got this idea to calculate both inner- and outer panel together....

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