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Development of an Innovative Modular Foam-Filled Panelised System for Rapidly Assembled Post Disaster Housing

Version 1 : Received: 21 June 2018 / Approved: 21 June 2018 / Online: 21 June 2018 (12:52:55 CEST)

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Sharafi, P.; Nemati, S.; Samali, B.; Ghodrat, M. Development of an Innovative Modular Foam-Filled Panelized System for Rapidly Assembled Postdisaster Housing. Buildings 2018, 8, 97. Sharafi, P.; Nemati, S.; Samali, B.; Ghodrat, M. Development of an Innovative Modular Foam-Filled Panelized System for Rapidly Assembled Postdisaster Housing. Buildings 2018, 8, 97.

Journal reference: Buildings 2018, 8, 97
DOI: 10.3390/buildings8080097

Abstract

In this paper the development process of a deployable modular sandwich panelized system for rapid assembly building construction is presented, and its structural performance under some different action effects is investigated. This system, which includes an innovative sandwich panel and its integrated connections, can be used as structural walls and floors in quickly assembled post-disaster housing, as well as load bearing panels for pre-fabricated modular construction and semi-permanent buildings. Panels and connections are composed of a pneumatic fabric formwork, and two 3-D high-density polyethylene (HDPE) sheets as the skins, filled with high-density rigid Polyurethane (PU) foam as the core. HDPE sheets manufactured with a studded surface considerably enhance the stress distribution, buckling performance and delamination strength of the sandwich panel under various loading conditions. The load-carrying behaviour of the system in accordance with some ASTM standards is presented here. The results show the system satisfies the codes criteria regarding semi-permanent housing.

Subject Areas

post disaster housing; rapid assembly systems; foam filled sandwiches; modular construction;

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