Overview of Engineering Studies in Support of SEI Activities

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Title: Overview of Engineering Studies in Support of SEI Activities

Author(s): Philip J. Richter, Richard M.Drake, and Ed Drake, and Ed M. Repic.

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 125

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 125-140

Keywords: concretes; construction; electric power generation; engineering; environments; lunar bases; oxygen; research; General

Date: 5/1/1991

Abstract:
Provides an overview of engineering studies performed in support of the Space Exploration Institute (SEI). Topics addressed include background on the SEI, lunar construction phases, lunar habitats, lunar oxygen, mechanical concepts, and lunar power. Although the topics do not relate equally to concrete construction, they do identify selected issues that must be addressed before a lunar outpost can evolve to the emplacement and operation phases. In these phases of lunar outpost development, maximum use will be made of native materials, such as lunar concrete.