Indigenous Planetary Construction Material Through Soil Modification

by Leonhard E. Bernold, North Carolina State Univ, Raleigh, United States,
Yasuyuki Horie, North Carolina State Univ, Raleigh, United States,
Mark B. Boslough, North Carolina State Univ, Raleigh, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

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

Abstract: This paper will discuss the theory of soil modification and its potentials for producing planetary construction materials. The authors will also present the results of prelimnary experriments to evaluate the basic characteristics of shock treated lunar soil simulants.

Subject Headings: Construction materials | Soil treatment | Lunar materials | Soil properties | Building materials | Space construction

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