To study the material feasibility and propose design prototype for temporary housing structures for emergency relief

Shanta Pragyan Dash, Dibya Jivan Pati, Ziya Sameer Mohamed, Sanjeev Ramesh

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Abstract

The Indian peninsula is particularly vulnerable to tropical cyclones because of its position and topography. The Bay of Bengal has been found to be a more common site for cyclones, which affect the whole eastern coast of the Indian subcontinent. The state of Odisha, located in this region, is the most hit, with extensive damage to property, infrastructure, and people's lives caused by the storm. Multipurpose cyclone shelters play a critical role in delivering life-saving assistance to those who need it most after a disaster. Depending on the disaster's severity, these shelters give short-term supplies such as refuge, first aid, food, and so on to individuals. Even though many families are without appropriate shelter after a hurricane, these shelters do not provide post-cyclone facilities. The aim of the research is to propose a design prototype of a disaster relief shelter considering the integrated design approach for cyclone affected victims of Odisha. The study encompasses the literature review understanding the guidelines for such relief shelters with a review of materials used and a comparative analysis determining its feasibility. It also proposes the guidelines and future recommendations for these relief shelters considering the contextual parameters and engagement of the locals and victims during the construction phase of these relief shelters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-131
Number of pages9
JournalMaterials Today: Proceedings
Volume60
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science

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