Development and Geotechnical Engineering properties of Korea Lunar Simulant (KLS-1)

November 6, 2017

A journal article about the development of the KLS-1 (Korea Lunar Simulant-1) lunar regolith simulant and its geotechnical engineering properties have been recently released online. Dr. Chang has been proceeded this research in 2015~2016 with is colleagues Dr. Byung-Hyun Ryu and Ms. Cheng-Chan Wang in KICT. The research task was to develop a reliable (high-similarity to real lunar soils) lunar regolith simulant with sufficient supply. The research team finally found a igneous basalt material to produce KLS-1. Basic geotechnical engineering properties (friction angle, cohesion, compressibility) of KLS-1 represent real lunar soils accordingly, which is expected to be used in various lunar related studies. Special cheers to Dr. Ryu and Ms. Wang! 

The full text is available at https://www.ilhanchang.com/publications 

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© 2017 by Ilhan Chang and
E3GEO Research Group at UNSW

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