Composite materials for structures on planetary surfacesThe physical and mechanical properties of advanced composite materials as related to their use in structures on planetary surfaces are reviewed. Polymer matrix composites are recommended as the best materials in the first exploration stages. Achievement of mechanical properties, physical properties, improved processability, and ease of assembly required on planetary surfaces depends on the tailorability of composites.
Radford, Donald W. (NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)
Sadeh, Willy Z. (NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)
Cheng, Boyle C. (Colorado State Univ. Fort Collins, United States)
August 16, 2013
January 1, 1992
Publication: In: Engineering, construction, and operations in space III: Space '92; Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference, Denver, CO, May 31-June 4, 1992. Vol. 2 (A93-41976 17-12)
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