Wall blocks

Design parameters

An image showing 4 Skylark blocks of different heights. They range from S to XL.

Axial properties

Height (mm) \(N_{rd} (kN)\) \(k_{a} (kN/mm)\)
S 2100 168 17.7
M 2400 128.6 15.5
L 2700 101.6 13.8
XL 3000 82.3 12.4

Where \(N_{rd}\) is the axial capacity and \(k_a\) is the axial stiffness.

Lateral load resistance

The lateral capacity of WikiHouse walls can be calculated using the following spreadsheet.

For more information, a tutorial is provided below:

Reference values for a 2.4 m high walls are reported in the table below.

Reference values for a 2.4 m hight wall

Where \(q\) is the vertical load, \(h\) is the height of the wall, \(F_{300}\) is the lateral force resulting in h/300 lateral displacement and \(F_{ULS}\) is the lateral load capacity.

Useful formulae

Pressure capacity of the external panel

The pressure capacity \(\rho_{rd}\) of the external panel is equal to:

\( \rho_{rd}=\min\begin{cases}\frac{f_s}{376}\\\frac{1}{\frac{4700}{9f_s}+\frac{235000}{81f_{t,0}}}\end{cases} \)

where \(f_s\) is the shear capacity of the material and \(f_{t,0}\) is the tensile capacity of the material parallel to the grain.

How these values\formulas can be used?

These values can be used for design purposes. Please check the worked examples section for more details.

Where do these values\formulae  come from?

These values come from an experimental testing and analytical modelling. Please check the research library (specifically article 1, article 2 and article 3) for more details.

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