Materials and ISRU

  • Haym Benaroya
Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)


The severe lunar environment not only causes concerns about human survivability, but also about material degradation. Issues include thermal stability, fatigue resistance, ultraviolet radiation effects, solar flare protons, galactic cosmic rays, high charge and high-energy particles, vacuum stability, and interior humidity gradients. (1) Materials at particular risk are composites, those fabricated by merging a suite of materials, each of which addresses part of the spectrum of strength or durability needed in a modern structure.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Haym Benaroya
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  1. 1.Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace EngineeringRutgers UniversityNew BrunswickUSA

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