Distributional Information for Ejection Fragments

by Eric P. Steinberg, Ohio Univ, Athens, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

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


Due to lack of experience of building structures on the lunar surface and the variability that will exist in the loading as well as the structural resistance, it is suggested that initial design criteria for lunar structures be based on reliability theory. Probabilistic design of lunar structures will require distributional information on the loads of the structure as well as the structure's resistance. This paper examines the distribution information for the mass, intensity, and range of ejected particles caused by meteoroid impacts. This information can then be used for reliability analyses of impacts of these particles on lunar structures.

Subject Headings: Structural reliability | Structural analysis | Moon | Load and resistance factor design | Load distribution | Asteroids, comets, and meteoroids | Space colonies

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