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Polymeric composites on the basis of Martian ground for building future mars stations

  • O. V. Mukbaniani (a1) (a2), J. N. Aneli (a2), E. G. Markarashvili (a1) (a2), M. V. Tarasashvili (a1) and N. D. Aleksidze (a1)...
Abstract

The colonization of Mars will require obtaining building materials which can be put in place and processed into buildings via various constructive technologies. We tried to use artificial Martian ground – AMG (GEO PAT 11-234 (2015)) and special resins for the preparation of building block prototypes. The composite material has been obtained based on the AMG as filler, epoxy resin (type ED-20) and tetraethoxysilane – TEOS. We have studied strengthening – softening temperatures and water absorption of the AMG polymer composites that are determined by epoxy resin and TEOS modification. Comparison of the experimental results shows that composites containing modified filler have higher values of the maximum ultimate strength, resistance and flexibility parameters than unmodified composites with definite loading. Modified composites also have a higher softening temperature and lower water absorption.

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e-mail: mariam.tarasashvili@ens.tsu.edu.ge; tsu.astrobiology@yahoo.com
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