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,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering, Construction, and Operations in Space II

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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