Internal Pressure in a Lunar Inflatable Structureby Jeffrey Janakus, Colorado State Univ, Fort Collins, United States,
Abstract: Design and construction of a structure on the Moon requires addressing a host of issues not encountered on Earth. A critical design factor is the internal atmospheric pressure necessary to sustain life. An assessment to determine an optimum internal pressure for a lunar inflatable structure was performed accounting for human physiology and economic issues. Values for the internal pressure and corresponding oxygen content are suggested.
Subject Headings: Moon | Human factors | Oxygen | Structural design | Space construction | Construction management
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