American Society of Civil Engineers

Performance-Based Engineering for Lunar Settlements

by Haym Benaroya, (Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Center for Structures in Extreme Environments RUTGERS University, 98 Brett Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854 E-mail:
Section: Performance-Based Engineering in Challenging Environments, pp. 1-8, (doi:

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: Earth & Space 2006: Engineering, Construction, and Operations in Challenging Environment
Abstract: This paper addresses how reliability analyses might be placed in a lunar structures framework. Key environmental aspects are summarized, as are strategic issues that impact how an engineering design might be pursued. This is then put in the context of a performance-based engineering framework.

ASCE Subject Headings:
Space colonies