In the first part of this paper, the main results from a series of experiments focused on Skylark walls are presented. Three specimens were tested to evaluate the capacity of the external faces under uniform pressure. Specimens showed two main failure modes: 1) local bending, which is due to experimental constraints, and 2) failure of the tabs connecting the external face to the lateral panels. In the second part, an analytical formula is developed to calculate the maximum allow- able pressure based on the observed failure modes.


Gabriele Granello
OSL, University of Edinburgh
December 19, 2022