Internal Pressure in a Lunar Inflatable Structure

by Jeffrey Janakus, Colorado State Univ, Fort Collins, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

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

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

Services: Buy this book/Buy this article

 

Return to search