Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Engineering, Science, Construction, and Operations in Challenging Environments - Earth and Space 2010

Sung Won Koh, Jaemin Yoo, Leonhard E. Bernold, Tai Sik Lee

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15 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

For long term space exploration it will be necessary to build a safe infrastructure and experimental research facilities for human scientists providing efficient working conditions and protecting against the environment. To construct structures on the moon one has to select proper materials considering strength and cost of production and supply. Concrete is a widely used material for building any kind of structure on the earth. Concrete is also a good candidate as construction material on the moon, but has to fit the lunar environment and the economic realities. This paper presents a pilot effort to investigate the efficacy of waterless concrete using mostly ISRU material for the robotic fabrication and installation of prefabricated elements. The first concrete bricks have been "cast" by the small research group. The results of testing the first lunar concrete specimens using polymers as binder will be presented at the conference. © 2010 ASCE.
Original languageEnglish
Pages1098-1102
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Nov 2010
Externally publishedYes
Eventconference -
Duration: 29 Nov 2010 → …

Conference

Conferenceconference
Period29/11/10 → …

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