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|Minimum density||1.47 g/cm3|
|Maximum density||1.90 g/cm3|
|Internal friction angle||39°|
Maryland-Sanders Lunar Simulant
Simulant Name: Maryland-Sanders Lunar Simulant
Availability: Not available
Developed By: University of Maryland
Available From: N/A
Publications: Goodings, D. J., and C. P. Lin (1995), Geotechnical Properties of the Maryland-Sanders Lunar Simulant. Geotechnical Testing Journal, 18, 286-291.
The Maryland-Sanders lunar simulant is a geotechnical simulant made of basalt that was purchased from the Vulcan Materials Quarry in Sanders, VA. The raw material was ground to a silty-sand mean particle size and measured for a variety of geotechnical properties.
It does not appear that this simulant was ever widely distributed or produced, and it is likely no longer available.