Prediction of soil collapse by lunar surface operations in reduced gravity environment

Taizo Kobayashi, Hidetoshi Ochiai, Noriyuki Yasufuku, Kiyoshi Omine

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Abstract

As a basic study for future activities on Moon, influences of the gravity on soil collapse problems such as the bearing capacity and the earth pressure were investigated from the standpoint of plasticity theory. The dimensional analysis was firstly conducted to find the governing parameters for each problem. Then, the slip line method was performed by changing these parameters parametrically. As the results of the calculations, the soil failure mechanisms under the different gravitational conditions were predicted and the influences of the gravity were discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication15th International Conference of the International Society for Terrain Vehicle Systems 2005, ISTVS 2005
Pages93-101
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event15th International Conference of the International Society for Terrain Vehicle Systems 2005, ISTVS 2005 - Hayama, Japan
Duration: Sep 25 2005Sep 29 2005

Other

Other15th International Conference of the International Society for Terrain Vehicle Systems 2005, ISTVS 2005
CountryJapan
CityHayama
Period9/25/059/29/05

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Automotive Engineering

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Kobayashi, T., Ochiai, H., Yasufuku, N., & Omine, K. (2005). Prediction of soil collapse by lunar surface operations in reduced gravity environment. In 15th International Conference of the International Society for Terrain Vehicle Systems 2005, ISTVS 2005 (pp. 93-101)