Stressed arch modular deployable composite shelters: concept and development

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Omar, T., Van Erp, G. and Key, P. W.. 2006. "Stressed arch modular deployable composite shelters: concept and development ." Mirmiran, A. and Nanni, A. (ed.) CICE 2006: 3rd International Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering. Miami, United States 13 - 15 Dec 2006 Miami, Fl, USA.
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Stressed arch modular deployable composite shelters: concept and development

Presentation TypePaper
AuthorsOmar, T. (Author), Van Erp, G. (Author) and Key, P. W. (Author)
EditorsMirmiran, A. and Nanni, A.
Journal or Proceedings TitleProceedings of the 3rd International Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering (CICE 2006)
Number of Pages4
Year2006
Place of PublicationMiami, Fl, USA
ISBN0615135862
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttp://www.iifc-hq.org/cice2006/
Conference/EventCICE 2006: 3rd International Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering
Event Details
CICE 2006: 3rd International Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering
Event Date
13 to end of 15 Dec 2006
Event Location
Miami, United States
Abstract

Deployable shelters of various forms have been utilised since ancient civilisation. The need for these systems has not diminished over time and development continues for military forces, civilian humanitarian aid, and post-natural disaster scenarios. Recent developments have focussed mainly on tent type structures, air beam technology and steel frames supporting soft fabric, yet none of these systems have fully satisfied the deployability requirements.

The Military Modular Shelter System (M2S2) initiative is a research project that aims to develop a fibre composite re-deployable arched shelter system with rigid or fabric cladding. The main frames are formed from modular fibre composite panels that are connected and stressed in position by prestressing cables. Different geometries can be obtained using this system by changing the number of panels per frame and the packer sizes between panels.

This paper presents the concept of M2S2 with background about existing systems followed by the development and testing of an innovative, simple to manufacture, truss module that was investigated as part of this project. The test results showed good characteristics. These include having alternate load paths and failure initiated and propagated in the web with no, undesirable, failure observed in the adhesive layers.

Keywordsshelters; composites; deployable; hanger; strarch; truss
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020401001. Engineering design
400510. Structural engineering
401602. Composite and hybrid materials
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Kencana Starch Asia Pacific, Malaysia
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