Planetary Simulant Database
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|SSC-2||Garnet (GMA Garnet Group)|
No data available
|Grain size||63 μm-1.3 mm||30-90 μm|
|Friction angle (deg)||39.44-43.97||40.94-43.34|
SSC-1/2 Surrey Space Centre
Simulant Name: SSC-1/2 Surrey Space Centre simualnts
Availability: May Be Available
Developed By: Surrey Space Centre
Available From: N/A
Publications: Scott, G. P. and C. M. Saaj (2012), The development of a soil trafficability model for legged vehicles on granular soils. Journal of Terramechanics, 48, 419-438.
The SSC-1 and SSC-2 simulants are two basic simulants developed by the Surrey Space Centre in the United Kingdom to test a trafficability model for legged vehicles. SSC-1 was made of a quartz sand, and SSC-2 was made of a garnet sand.
The source materials may still be available from commercial suppliers so that other users could reproduce the same geotechnical properties of the simulants.
Photographs of SSC-1 (left) and SSC-2 (right) from Scott and Saaj 2012