Cylindrical Fabric-Confined Soil Structures

by Richard A. Harrison, TRW, Inc, Redondo Beach, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

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


Using the local soil as a structural material can greatly reduce the transport requirements for constructing Lunar and Martian surface structures. A fabric-soil structural concept which provides many advantages is proposed.

Subject Headings: Lunar materials | Soil structures | Construction materials | Transportation management | Aircraft and spacecraft | Space exploration | Cylindrical shells | Moon

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