Cement-Based Materials for Planetary Facilities

by J. Francis Young, Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States,
Richard L. Berger, Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering, Construction, and Operations in Space


The use of concrete and other materials based on a cementitious matrix is evaluated for the construction of planetary base facilities. Consideration is given to the most recent developments in the science and technology of cementitious materials and the feasibility of in situ construction using lunar materials. It is concluded that concrete construction in space should be technically feasible.

Subject Headings: Lunar materials | Cement | Construction materials | Fiber reinforced polymer | Base course | Feasibility studies | Concrete construction | Space construction

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