American Society of Civil Engineers

Concrete Lunar Base Investigation

by T. D. Lin, (Construction Technology Lab Inc, United States), Jonathan A. Senseney, (Construction Technology Lab Inc, United States), Larry Dean Arp, (Construction Technology Lab Inc, United States), and Charles Lindbergh, (Construction Technology Lab Inc, United States)

pp. 146-156

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: Engineering, Construction, and Operations in Space
Abstract: Scientific and industrial operations on the moon require suitably shielded structures. Small structures for limited scientific activities may be constructed from structural elements prefabricated on earth and transported to the moon. However, large industrial structures on the moon must be constructed using in situ lunar materials. A potential material for such construction would be concrete. The objectives of the study are to perform structural analyses and a preliminary design for lunar concrete structures, and to evaluate its economic and technological feasibility.

ASCE Subject Headings:
Concrete construction
Construction materials
Feasibility studies
Space structures
Structural analysis

Author Keywords:
Concrete Construction
Moon--Bases - Structural Analysis - Structural Panels
Concrete Structures