Braced Double Skinned Structure in Lunar Application

by Hamid R. Adib-Jahromi, BVH Engineers Inc, Bloomfield, United States,
Ramesh B. Malla, BVH Engineers Inc, Bloomfield, United States,
Michael A. Accorsi, BVH Engineers Inc, Bloomfield, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

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


A parametric study is designed to evaluate a proposed Braced Double Skinned roof structure utilizing extrapolated theoretical solutions i.e. Navier's solution and Levy's solution. A Finite Element Analysis of the structure is performed to evaluate the accuracy of the extrapolated or fitted theoretical solutions. Final adjustments are made and an optimized braced double skinned roof assembly is established based on Static loading. Next the Dynamic characteristics of the proposed roof structure is established.

Subject Headings: Bracing | Moon | Static loads | Structural analysis | Finite element method | Dynamic analysis | Space colonies | Roofs

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