Development of modular deployable composite shelters

Omar, T. and Heldt, T. and Key, P. and Van Erp, G. (2005) Development of modular deployable composite shelters. In: ASEC 2005: 5th Australian Structural Engineering Conference , 11-14 Sep 2005, Newcastle, Australia.

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Abstract

In the 1980's, Strarch developed a post-tensioned steel building frame system that has since been applied to many large structures around the world. The system incorporates prefabricated truss frames that are flat in the assembled position with all services and cladding fixed. The frames are erected in their final arched position by a post-tensioning stressing procedure with cables passing through the bottom chord (Strarch, 2001). A research programme was developed to extend the existing Strarch concept by developing a system with dramatically improved deployment characteristics. There was early recognition that the use of fibre composite materials in this system would probably be necessary. This paper provides a review of developments in deployable shelter technology, followed by a review of key performance and design criteria. The development of structural concepts to meet these criteria is then discussed. (Introduction)


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: No evidence of copyright restrictions.
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:18
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:31
Uncontrolled Keywords: deployable structures; developments; performance criteria; Strarch; shelters
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 12 Built Environment and Design > 1204 Engineering Design > 120403 Engineering Design Methods
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090506 Structural Engineering
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): B Economic Development > 87 Construction > 8703 Construction Materials Performance and Processes > 870302 Metals (e.g. Composites, Coatings, Bonding)
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/271

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