Mechanical Properties of Compacted Lunar Simulant Using New Vacuum Triaxial Equipmentby Chandra S. Desai, Univ of Arizona, Tucson, United States,
Hamid Saadatmanesh, Univ of Arizona, Tucson, United States,
Tom Allen, Univ of Arizona, Tucson, United States,
Abstract: Mechanical stress-strain-strength properties of Arizona Lunar Simulant (ALS) are investigated by using a newly developed vacuum triaxial device that allows compaction under different initial vacuums and confinements. Influence of vacuum and confinement on compaction, strength and deformation characteristics of compacted material are delineated and discussed.
Subject Headings: Mechanical properties | Lunar materials | Strength of materials | Equipment and machinery | Moon | Compaction (material) | Construction materials | Deformation (mechanics) | Arizona | North America | United States
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