Reliability of structures for the moon

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The subject of risk and reliability for lunar structures is extended and critical issues deliberated. Here, we begin to attempt to tackle the problem of reliability in the face of large uncertainties. It is proposed that reliability be considered from a decision science perspective, where optimal solutions can be formulated and economic cost (and benefit!) becomes part of the objective function. A tensile structure is briefly considered as an example in order to become more specific on the general introductory comments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpace Programs and Technologies Conference
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781623565244
StatePublished - 1995
EventSpace Programs and Technologies Conference, 1995 - Reston, United States
Duration: Sep 26 1995Sep 28 1995

Publication series

Name1995 Space Programs and Technologies Conference


OtherSpace Programs and Technologies Conference, 1995
CountryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science

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