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Application of Bennett mechanisms to long-span shelters

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Rapidly assembled tent structures are temporary enclosures used to house people or goods. Their uses vary to include recreation, refugee housing, and military shelters. The structural concepts applied in these shelters are as variable as their uses. Some make use of a tensioned fabric and pole system to provide structural strength. Others have a load-bearing frame with attached fabric skin. Further variants make use of inflatable arches or consist of modular containers. Analysis of a number o...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Engineering Science
Research group:
Civil Engineering
Oxford college:
Magdalen College
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MPLS
Department:
Engineering Science
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MPLS
Department:
Engineering Science
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Publication date:
2004
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK

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