<div class="csl-entry">Sarıay, I. (2013). <i>A mechanical tent design for disasters</i> [Master Thesis, Technische Universität Wien]. reposiTUm. https://doi.org/10.34726/hss.2013.24508</div>
The most important problem is to built shelters for the disaster victims and urgent buildings like hospitals, crisis administration centers, schools, storages for the materials etc. after the earthquakes on the disaster sites. In this thesis, it will be tried to find fast solutions for the need for housing of the victims. Because it takes time to build buildings for the victims using conventional constructions with reinforced concrete or steel structural materials. Waste of time can risk many people-s life in disaster conditions. However, the most important outcomes of the earthquake are not only the damages in settlements, but also the damages at the transportation systems, electricity systems of the accommodation units and at the power plants and refineries. Because of these reasons, this thesis aims to propose foldable, deployable or mechanical fabric structures in the case of -small tent- without the need for energy. The advantages of such systems are, easy installation without special experts, portable feature, the ease of packaged and the ease of transport. Also, they are light to transport with helicopter or airplanes. As a result the development of such systems will be useful in the earthquake disaster conditions.