Concrete Lunar Base Investigation

by T. D. Lin, Construction Technology Lab Inc, United States,
Jonathan A. Senseney, Construction Technology Lab Inc, United States,
Larry Dean Arp, Construction Technology Lab Inc, United States,
Charles Lindbergh, Construction Technology Lab Inc, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering, Construction, and Operations in Space

Abstract: Scientific and industrial operations on the moon require suitably shielded structures. Small structures for limited scientific activities may be constructed from structural elements prefabricated on earth and transported to the moon. However, large industrial structures on the moon must be constructed using in situ lunar materials. A potential material for such construction would be concrete. The objectives of the study are to perform structural analyses and a preliminary design for lunar concrete structures, and to evaluate its economic and technological feasibility.

Subject Headings: Concrete structures | Structural analysis | Moon | Lunar materials | Construction materials | Concrete | Industrial facilities | Concrete construction

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