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 Iranian Engineer to Build Moon Base for NASA, Iran Times
mehditerreania
Posted: Feb 12 2012, 09:40 PM


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Iran Times - January 31th, 2012

An Iranian-American engineer has won funding from NASA to develop his unique construction system so it could be used to build a settlement on the moon.

Behrokh Khoshnevis, an engineering professor at the Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California, has developed a system for “printing out” buildings that may help to create a city on the moon sometime this century.

Khoshnevis has now received $100,000 in funding from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to adapt his “contour crafting” system for lunar construction.

Khoshnevis and collaborators will be designing such items as lunar roads, landing pads and aprons, shade walls, dust barriers, thermal and micrometeorite protection shields and dust-free platforms.

Contour crafting works according to the same principles as an ink-jet printer. Instead of jets squirting ink onto paper, in contour crafting sophisticated nozzle arrays deposit specially formulated concrete-like materials to build large, three-dimensional structures one layer at a time.

The current prototype is 13 feet high, 17 feet wide and 20 feet long, and incorporates 20 patents in its molding nozzle and other components.

Khoshnevis has been working on contour crafting for more than a decade, with support from private sources and government agencies.

His creation was selected in 2006 as one of the top 25 best inventions from more than 4,000 candidate inventions by the National Inventors Hall of Fame and the History Channel's Modern Marvels program.

Khoshnevis hopes that contour crafting can revolutionize construction on Earth, reducing waste, saving time, eliminating construction-related deaths and accelerating the replacement of housing and other buildings after natural disasters.

Contour crafting uses a computer-controlled crane or gantry to build edifices rapidly and efficiently without manual labor. It was originally conceived as a method to construct molds for industrial parts. Khoshnevis decided to adapt the technology for rapid home construction as a way to rebuild after natural disasters, like the devastating earthquakes that plague Iran.

Using a quick-setting, concrete-like material, contour crafting forms the house's walls layer by layer until topped off by floors and ceilings set in place by the crane. The system calls for the insertion of structural components, plumbing, wiring, utilities, and even consumer devices like audiovisual systems as the layers are built.

Khoshnevis claims that his system could build a complete home in a single day, and its electrically powered crane would produce very little construction material waste.

The Science Channel's Discoveries This Week program reports that, given 3-to-7 tons of material waste and the exhaust fumes from construction vehicles during standard home construction, contour crafting could significantly reduce environmental impact.

NASA is looking for a way to get a lunar base up and running swiftly and safely.

Khoshnevis received his BS degree in industrial engineering from Sharif University of Technology in 1974, then moved to the United States where he received his MS in 1975 and PhD in  1979 in industrial engineering and management from Oklahoma State University.

Iran Times

tl;dr Persian engineer uses earthquake-relief construction methods to design glorious moon base, sells to infidel Western moon-theft imperialist space army.


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Posted: Feb 13 2012, 08:39 PM


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Cool.


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mehditerreania
Posted: Feb 14 2012, 12:57 AM


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I just saw "moon base" and immediately thought, "#d will love this!"


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[18:02] <plae2> and tem is completely right
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<tyre> tbh islolm isn't necessarily bad
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<Mist> i have never met anyone who can talk so endlessly about thing he knows nothing about
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<Temujinn> I have nodesire foryou to send me videos of under age shırtľess boys
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<Temujinn> Ive seen enough Hijabs hit the carpet to know Islam doesnt stop the Teenagers in heat
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<Allanea> LONG LIVE AHMADINEJAD
<Allanea> DOWN WITH ZIONIST ENTITY

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Posted: Feb 14 2012, 01:12 AM


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Does this mean that MIRV ICBM ORION nuclear missile firing doom laser delivery moon bases are now MT?


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Step 1 - The Great Leader draws a picture of what he wants and gives it to the designers with the words: "Make a good X out of this."
Step 2 - The designers than go and do their best to make something that works and still looks mostly like what the Great Leader drew.
Step 3 - Once finished with that, throw it away and make something that actually works.

Always remember:
The law is not law because it is just.
The law is just because it is the law.

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Posted: Feb 15 2012, 01:59 AM


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Concrete does not set in a day. It remains pretty 'green' for up to a fortnight.
(Although it does get hard enough in a day)

And if it did, what is keeping the stuff in the hopper from setting with what has already been sprayed?

7 tons of waste? Are we including the half-digested bean burritos used by the people setting-up concrete-forms over the course of a weekend?
-And is this also assuming electricity is free?


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QUOTE (mehditerreania @ Feb 12 2012, 09:40 PM)
tl;dr Persian engineer uses earthquake-relief construction methods to design glorious moon base, sells to infidel Western moon-theft imperialist space army.


Sides hurt from laughing now.


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5 medics per platoon? Overheal.

QUOTE (Falls @ Nov 25 2012, 08:59 AM)
If you believe that technology...or fuck it, specifically aircraft avionics did not under go revolutionary changes between Vietnam and the gulf war,  you should bottle your thought process and sell it as a cure for smart.
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QUOTE (San-Silvacian @ Feb 23 2012, 02:10 AM)
QUOTE (mehditerreania @ Feb 12 2012, 09:40 PM)
tl;dr Persian engineer uses earthquake-relief construction methods to design glorious moon base, sells to infidel Western moon-theft imperialist space army.


Sides hurt from laughing now.

Sarcasm.


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[18:02] <plae2> and tem is completely right
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<tyre> tbh islolm isn't necessarily bad
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<Mist> i have never met anyone who can talk so endlessly about thing he knows nothing about
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<Temujinn> I have nodesire foryou to send me videos of under age shırtľess boys
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<Temujinn> Ive seen enough Hijabs hit the carpet to know Islam doesnt stop the Teenagers in heat
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<Allanea> LONG LIVE AHMADINEJAD
<Allanea> DOWN WITH ZIONIST ENTITY

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Posted: Feb 23 2012, 08:40 PM


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Idiocy.
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San-Silvacian
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QUOTE (mehditerreania @ Feb 23 2012, 01:36 PM)
QUOTE (San-Silvacian @ Feb 23 2012, 02:10 AM)
QUOTE (mehditerreania @ Feb 12 2012, 09:40 PM)
tl;dr Persian engineer uses earthquake-relief construction methods to design glorious moon base, sells to infidel Western moon-theft imperialist space army.


Sides hurt from laughing now.

Sarcasm.

I sadly wish.


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5 medics per platoon? Overheal.

QUOTE (Falls @ Nov 25 2012, 08:59 AM)
If you believe that technology...or fuck it, specifically aircraft avionics did not under go revolutionary changes between Vietnam and the gulf war,  you should bottle your thought process and sell it as a cure for smart.
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