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Malaysia improvised rapid all-weather shelter 1 (MIRAS 1)

Mustakim, Fajaruddin and Abdul Rahman, Ismail and Yunus, Riduan and Abd Wahab, Izudinshah and Abdullah, Mohd Ezree and Zulkifly, Senin (2007) Malaysia improvised rapid all-weather shelter 1 (MIRAS 1). In: Seminar on Malaysia improvised rapid all-weather shelter 1 (MIRAS 1), Malaysia University of Technology.


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The destruction due to earthquake in certain parts of the world had created problem of shelter to the survivors. Countries likes Iran and Pakistan which are prone to earthquake have severe weather condition. The people need immediate shelter to protect from this weather. Under these circumstances rapid shelter all weather is the best option to help the survivors. This paper presents a model of rapid shelter known as Malaysia Improvised Rapid All-Weather Shelter or MIRAS. It discusses the construction aspect of the model and constructed MIRAS kit that is easily mobile and measurement of simple relationship between outdoor and indoor temperature and relative humidity. The measurements showed indoor environment of the shelter suitable to protect from severe outside weather. The study revealed that the reduction of the high temperature was 8.5% between outdoor and indoor heat

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: malaysia improvised rapid all-weather shelter
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Structural and Material Engineering
Depositing User: M.Iqbal Zainal A
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2011 04:39
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2011 04:39
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/1896
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