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Numerical study of the mechanical properties of lunar soil by the discrete element method

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Lunar soil, defined as the finest part of the lunar regolith which covers the entire surface of the Moon, has shown to have remarkable shear strength properties, highlighted by the clearly visible effects of soil cohesion. The main objective of this thesis is to unveil the physical explanations causing this unusual soil behaviour in a waterless, airless, lunar environment.

Ultra-High Vacuum (UHV), in particular, is considered responsible for increasing the strength of surface energy...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Anne's College
Department:
Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Engineering Science

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Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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