026.masonry structures

3.3.1. Masonry structures
Consisting in arches or vaults structures built from bricks manufactured using regolith.
PROS
· Easily available, simple to produce and extremely durable.
· Easy building operations in site with techniques requiring no support.
CONS
· Difficult to achieve big spans without support.
· No tensile strength capacity. Need for interior tensile structure or 10m regolith covering to balance interior pressure.
· Problems of sealing joints between bricks to avoid decompression.

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