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A Novel Optimised Inter-locking Connection for Steel Modular Building Systems to Enable Reuse

Corfar, D. ORCID: 0000-0002-9843-2973 & Tsavdaridis, K. D. (2022). A Novel Optimised Inter-locking Connection for Steel Modular Building Systems to Enable Reuse. ce/papers, doi: 10.1002/cepa.1710

Abstract

A new inter-module connection was developed, adopting structural topology optimisation (STO) and the inter-locking method of joining. The structural performance of the connection was assessed through a series of monotonic and cyclic FE analyses. Results revealed that the structural behaviour of the new connection was comparable to that of other inter-module joints in the literature, while managing to tackle their limitations by introducing both an easy-to-install and easy-to-disassemble configuration with promising opportunities for reuse, demonstrating that inter-locking joints can be worthy competitors for traditional means of attachment in the future of modular construction.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This article has been accepted for publication in ce/papers by Wiley.
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TH Building construction
Departments: School of Science & Technology
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