Modeling of agglutinates and its mechanical properties

Tryana V. Garza-Cruz, Masami Nakagawa

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Abstract

Efficient and safe processing of Lunar Soil is necessary for a sustainable stay on the Moon. The ability to predict and understand the mechanical properties of Agglutinates will ensure the development of novel machinery to extract and process the regolith. We have developed a simulation methodology to model the behavior and properties of lunar soil found in the laboratory experiments and the ways they may break into finer particles. These models will provide us with an initial insight of the importance of our better understanding of the mechanical properties of Agglutinates. These models will evolve with the experimental data that are expected to become available in the near future.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEarth and Space Conference 2008
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 11th Aerospace Division International Conference on Engineering, Science, Construction, and Operations in Challenging Environments
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventEarth and Space Conference 2008: Proceedings of the 11th Aerospace Division International Conference on Engineering, Science, Construction, and Operations in Challenging Environments - Long Beach, CA, United States
Duration: Mar 3 2008Mar 5 2008

Publication series

NameEarth and Space Conference 2008: Proceedings of the 11th Aerospace Division International Conference on Engineering, Science, Construction, and Operations in Challenging Environments
Volume323

Other

OtherEarth and Space Conference 2008: Proceedings of the 11th Aerospace Division International Conference on Engineering, Science, Construction, and Operations in Challenging Environments
CountryUnited States
CityLong Beach, CA
Period3/3/083/5/08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Building and Construction
  • Environmental Engineering

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    Garza-Cruz, T. V., & Nakagawa, M. (2008). Modeling of agglutinates and its mechanical properties. In Earth and Space Conference 2008: Proceedings of the 11th Aerospace Division International Conference on Engineering, Science, Construction, and Operations in Challenging Environments (Earth and Space Conference 2008: Proceedings of the 11th Aerospace Division International Conference on Engineering, Science, Construction, and Operations in Challenging Environments; Vol. 323).