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The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
Title: Production of Lunar Concrete in a Large Pressurized Assembly Facility
Author(s): Richard M. Drake
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 211-222
Keywords: batching; curing; lunar bases; modular structures; plants; precast concrete; pressurizing; production methods; structural design; General
Abstract:It has been proposed that a large pressurized shirt sleeve environment assembly facility would be useful during all phases of lunar outpost development. This article discusses the use of such a facility during later phases of outpost development when use of native materials is maximized. The principle benefits from the use of a large pressurized facility are that workers needn't wear cumbersome, restrictive space suits and concrete needn't be cured in the vacuum environment of the moon. A specific assembly facility concept is presented and its conversion to a lunar precast concrete plant is discussed.
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