UTHM Institutional Repository

Malaysian improvised rapid all weather shelter III

Mustakim, Fajaruddin and Rahman, Ismail and Akasah , Zainal Abidin and Mustapha, Mohd Fadzli (2009) Malaysian improvised rapid all weather shelter III. In: Persidangan Kebangsaan Kejuruteraan Awam ke-5 (AWAM 09), 27-29 October 2009, Kuala Lumpur.


Download (917kB)


The destruction due to earthquake in certain parts of the world had created problem of shelter to the survivors. Countries likes Indonesia, China, Japan, Iran and Pakistan which are prone to earthquake have severe weather condition. The victims need immediate shelter to protect them from this weather. Under these circumstances rapid all weather shelter is the best option to help the survivors. This paper presents a model of rapid shelter known as Malaysian Improvised Rapid All-Weather Shelter or MIRAS. The improvement of the model has been carried out basen on the previous model. The research outcome shows that the improvement has been made in term of design, size, space utilities, materials and thermal comfort from the preceding MIRAS I and MIRAS II. It also discusses the design and construction aspect of the model, ergonomics study and measurement of temperature inside and outside MIRAS. The study revealed that MIRAS III perform higher reduction of temperature, 14.6 % compare to MIRAS II, 7.3 % during the peak hour. By changing the roof material from corrugated galvanised iron (zinc) to nypafruiatycan leaf roof can reduce the heat inside the MIRAS significantly. In term of ergonomic the study shows that MIRAS III could occupy more people as compared to MIRAS II from three persons to five persons.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Malaysian Improvised Rapid All-Weather Shelter
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA495 Disasters and engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Civil Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Khairunnisa Ahmad
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2012 03:19
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2012 03:19
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/2054
Statistic Details: View Download Statistic

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year