Evaluation of gravity dependence of lunar surface bearing capacity

T. Kobayashi, K. Omine, Y. Suyama, Ryohei Ishikura

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Abstract

As a basic study for future lunar/planetary exploration missions, a series of model tests of shallow footing systems on a simulated lunar soil were conducted in partial gravity fields. Moreover, to rationally explain the dependence of ultimate bearing capacity on gravity, theoretical evaluations were attempted in the framework of the upper bound method. The proposed calculation method not only makes it possible to quantitatively correlate the failure mode with dependence on gravity, but also may allow us to predict the ultimate bearing capacity in the lunar surface environment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 17th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering: The Academia and Practice of Geotechnical Engineering
Pages656-659
Number of pages4
Volume1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event17th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ICSMGE 2009 - Alexandria, Egypt
Duration: Oct 5 2009Oct 9 2009

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Other17th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ICSMGE 2009
CountryEgypt
CityAlexandria
Period10/5/0910/9/09

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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Kobayashi, T., Omine, K., Suyama, Y., & Ishikura, R. (2009). Evaluation of gravity dependence of lunar surface bearing capacity. In Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering: The Academia and Practice of Geotechnical Engineering (Vol. 1, pp. 656-659) https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-60750-031-5-656