Concrete Production Method for Construction of Lunar Bases

by Haruyuki Namba, Shimizu Corp, Japan,
Noboru Ishikawa, Shimizu Corp, Japan,
Hiroshi Kanamori, Shimizu Corp, Japan,
Takeji Okada, Shimizu Corp, Japan,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering, Construction, and Operations in Space


If a permanent lunar base is to be built on the Moon, most of the materials for the construction would be made from in situ resources. From economic viewpoints, concrete would be the most suitable material for the construction. This paper describes a method of concrete production on the Moon. It was derived from results of experiments which took into account the low acceleration of gravity and the vacuum on the Moon.

Subject Headings: Construction methods | Lunar materials | Precast concrete | Space construction | Construction materials | Base course | Field tests | Economic factors

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