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Preliminary design of deployable Martian habitat made by innovative material

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Preliminary design of deployable Martian habitat made by innovative material.

Rel. Giacomo Frulla, Enrico Cestino. Politecnico di Torino, Corso di laurea magistrale in Ingegneria Aerospaziale, 2021

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In the history of space exploration, human beings always thought about how to expand over the Earth’s horizon. The limits were a lot but the way to go over them was always found. The structures created since the beginning were a complex of engineering and imagination that put in great difficulty the realization. Mars was obviously the next step for human beings since the first step on the Moos. The goal of this thesis is to suggest an easy solution for a structure for the future colonization of extraterrestrial places. A habitat for humans in future missions is necessary to put a start for a colony. This easy solution is proposed by using an innovative material called MadFlex, which has the incredible behavior to be rigid on a side and flexible on the other one, allowing the production of a structure that can be compacted and then deployed. This job focuses on the structural aspect of a Martian habitat analyzing the feasibility of the proposal with different load conditions, how to shield the astronauts from the extreme environment, the overall volume and total mass.

Relators: Giacomo Frulla, Enrico Cestino
Academic year: 2020/21
Publication type: Electronic
Number of Pages: 133
Corso di laurea: Corso di laurea magistrale in Ingegneria Aerospaziale
Classe di laurea: New organization > Master science > LM-20 - AEROSPATIAL AND ASTRONAUTIC ENGINEERING
Aziende collaboratrici: Composite Research srl
URI: http://webthesis.biblio.polito.it/id/eprint/18374
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