Transitional shelter: Report

Structural analysis was carried out on all three types of tent { Shelter Centre, DFID and IFRC. The Shelter Centre tent was analysed by assuming a sheeting bow angle and considering the sheeting as a series of cables, as the tent behaved like a tension structure. The forces were then inputted into a frame analysis program, to achieve the axial loads and moments in each member. Failure of each member was found by performing a Perry- Robertson elasto-plastic analysis for axial load, major and minor moments, which was used to create a failure surface in the form of a plane.