Pressure Hull Durability

Pressure Hull Durability

On this page I deal with the other parameters covered in the Habitat Pressure Hull Parameters page. Specifically, how well iron deals with vacuum, radiation, meteoroid impacts, thermal extremes, moonquakes, dust, vibration, reactivity, and structural loading. I also briefly touch on the weldability of iron. Continue reading

Pressure Hull Shape, Thickness, and Size

Pressure hull shape, thickness, and size

We can figure out the shape, thickness, and size of our habitat pressure hull now that we’ve decided on an atmospheric composition and pressure. The shape will determine how thick the hull has to be. And the shape, thickness, and size of the habitat pressure hull will determine how much iron we need to extract and process for each habitat pressure hull. That will help us determine if iron is an acceptable construction material or if we need to alloy it or replace it completely. Continue reading

Habitat pressure hull parameters

Habitat pressure hull parameters

The pressure hull is the most basic building block for any Lunar Homestead (and any other type of settlement). No habitable space means no Homestead, which means all the rest of the gear doesn’t really matter for what we’re doing. The first project here at Lunar Homestead is to figure out how to make safe and comfortable pressure hulls for habitats out of locally available Lunar materials. Continue reading