Engineering and Construction on the Moon
Monday, April 20 | 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Cost: EB $445 | ADV $465 | ONS $485
Please Note: This event require an additional ticket. Attendees must be registered for the Conference (full or daily) in order to register for this short course. Fee does include lunch.
Organizer: Ramesh B. Malla, Ph.D., F. ASCE, University of Connecticut
Sponsored by: ASCE ASD Space Engineering and Construction Committee
This short course is designed for engineers and researchers who are planning to participate in various engineering and construction aspects on the moon. The course will present an overview of lunar environmental conditions and focus on several intellectually enriching topics, including lunar habitats: architecture, design and analysis considerations; construction challenges; material and lunar simulant development for construction; utilization of local resources; construction techniques including robotic excavation; drilling techniques; and infrastructure development and planning. It is intended especially for civil engineers working in space and extraterrestrial endeavor and aerospace engineers working on surface site preparation, habitat structures, construction and mining in extraterrestrial bodies.
Topics and Speakers
Subject to change
Welcome and Course Introduction: Ramesh B. Malla, Ph.D., F.EMI, A.F.AIAA, F.ASCE, Professor University of Connecticut
Lunar In-Situ Resources Utilization (ISRU): Concept of Reality: Gerald (Jerry) Sanders, Lead, ISRU System Capability Leadership Team, NASA Johnson Space Center
Impact of Lunar Environmental Conditions on Requirements of Lunar Systems/Structures: Alexander M. Jablonski, Ph.D., P.E., Project Manager, Canadian Space Agency
Lunar Habitat Concepts and Design / Analysis for Extreme Temperature, Radiation, and Micro-meteorite Impact: Ramesh B. Malla, Ph.D., F.EMI, A.F.AIAA, F.ASCE, Professor, University of Connecticut
Design for Robotic Construction on the Moon: Robert Mueller, Senior Technologist, NASA Kennedy Space Center; Peter Carrato, Ph.D., P.E., Technical Fellow Emeritus, Bechtel Corp.
Lightweight Robotic Excavation on the Moon: Dr. Krzysztof (Chris) Skonieczny, Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Aerospace Robotics, Associate Professor, Concordia University
An Overview of NASA Lunar Simulants: Julie Kleinhenz, Ph.D., Research Engineer, Glenn Research Center
Drilling on the Moon: Past, Present, Future: Kris Zacny, Ph.D., Vice President, Exploration Technologies, Honeybee Robotics