Paper Title
An Analytic Study on Strength Capacity of Steel Connectors Applicable to Insulated Sandwich Wall Panels

Recently building consuming energy efficiency has become a major concern to achieve environmental friendly buildings. Insulated sandwich wall panels havegained popularity because they provide thermal saving due to the presence ofa high-performance insulation layersandwiched between structural panels. As preliminary investigation forthe development ofnew high thermal-efficient ISWPs, this study carries out finite element analyses of various types of existing steel connectors that connect structural panels through an insulation layer. Based on the analytic results, strength capacities of steel connectors are summarized for the design of ISWPs. Index terms - Insulated sandwich wall panels, Steel connectors, Strength capacity, Finite element analyses