A Generic Inflatable Structure for a Lunar/Martian Base

Paper #:
  • 961399

Published:
  • 1996-07-01
Citation:
Sadeh, W., Abarbanel, J., and Criswell, M., "A Generic Inflatable Structure for a Lunar/Martian Base," SAE Technical Paper 961399, 1996, https://doi.org/10.4271/961399.
Pages:
7
Abstract:
Structures for use on the Moon and/or Mars face similar requirements and design criteria despite the differences in the corresponding environmental conditions. In both cases, the internal pressure is the dominant load and, therefore, the structure is a pressure vessel. A generic inflatable module is proposed as an efficient and functional structure for a lunar/Martian base. Each module consists of thin membranes supported by an inflated framing system. Module characteristics, including component dimensions, membrane thicknesses and overall mass, are presented.
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