Skip to main content
Open Access Publications from the University of California

UC San Diego

UC San Diego Previously Published Works bannerUC San Diego

Fatigue Behavior of Inorganic-Organic Hybrid "Lunar Cement".


We report the experimental results of fatigue behavior of ultralow-binder-content inorganic-organic hybrid (IOH) based on lunar soil simulant, which may be viewed as a "lunar cement". Under the same loading condition, the fatigue life of the IOH is superior to typical steel-reinforced concrete, especially when the stress amplitude is relatively high. Fatigue damage mostly occurs in the binder phase, followed by rapid cleavage-like failure. The important material parameters include filler type, filler particle size, and filler-binder bonding.

Many UC-authored scholarly publications are freely available on this site because of the UC's open access policies. Let us know how this access is important for you.

Main Content
For improved accessibility of PDF content, download the file to your device.
Current View