Client : Lafarge
Subject : Ductal/Thermédia prefabricated panels
Mission : Design studies for panels intended for the construction of individual houses.
These panels are composed of a Ductal concrete plate mechanically connected to a Thermedia concrete frame. The study focuses on the design and optimisation of the process by structurally involving the outer Ductal plate as a bracing element under earthquake and wind loads.
The prefabricated panels provide the load-bearing structure of the house. They rest on an insulated footing.
In addition, they are composed of an external Ductal sheet of 18 mm thickness and a Thermedia frame. The two elements are mechanically connected by metal rods. These allow the transmission of forces in the plane of the panel, for which the Ductal sheet acts as a bracing element.
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