Journal article

Pounding of a modular building unit during road transportation

Siddhesh Godbole, Nelson Lam, MMM Mafas, Emad Gad



A modular building unit (MBU) is a volumetric box-like structure that is manufactured in the factory and transported to the building site. Damage to internal components of an MBU during transportation is widely reported. The accidental uplifting behaviour of the MBU on the trailer riding over road bumps has been studied and published. What ensues from the uplifting of the MBU is pounding on the trailer bed. Mounts/pallets used for transporting MBU would cushion the impact to an extent determined by its material properties. The first half of the work presents a methodology to quantify the impact acceleration resulting from a steel MBU to wooden mount impact. Authors have employed dynamic scal..

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University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by CRC - Low Carbon Living (CRC-LCL)

Funding Acknowledgements

The authors would like to acknowledge CRC - Low Carbon Living (CRC-LCL) [Grant number RP1031] for providing funding for this research (RP1031) as well as University of Melbourne and Swinburne University of Technology for providing funding and collegial support.