A Cost Study of Concrete Production on the Moon

by Hiroshi Kanamori, Shimizu Corp, Japan,
Shinji Matsumoto, Shimizu Corp, Japan,
Haruo Fujishiro, Shimizu Corp, Japan,
Kou Yatsuyanagi, Shimizu Corp, Japan,

Abstract: In proposing and evaluating a construction system for a lunar base, the question of cost would be the most important one. Although it is not possible to conduct a detailed cost study at the present time, it is necessary to consider macroscopically the types of building materials from a cost point of view. This paper presents results of cost study on concrete to be produced on the moon. A concrete production system was quantitatively analyzed and a cost model was formulated in this paper.

Subject Headings: Space construction | Concrete | Lunar materials | Construction materials | Steel construction | Steel structures | Construction costs | Moon

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