Concrete-Filled Steel Plate (CFSP) Sandwich Walls
Concrete-Filled Steel Plate Sandwich Walls (CFSP Sandwich Walls) can provide a cost-effective alternative to regular reinforced concrete shear wall construction, with faster construction time. As a result, combined with its recognized multi-hazard resistant properties, this composite system has the potential to transform seismic design in many applications. However, in spite of all the foreseen excellent attributes of the structural system, lack of knowledge on its expected seismic performance has been an impediment to its implementation. An analytical and experimental research program funded by the American Institute of Steel Construction is underway at the University at Buffalo to provide data on seismic response and generate design recommendations.