31-10-2014 Research on comfort levels for floating platforms

Morten Joe Slingsby, Master student Offshore Engineering at TU Delft, recently finished his internship at DeltaSync. In cohesion with our research for the Seasteading Insitute, we were very interested in the level of comfort of living on a seastead, more specifically two interconnected 50 by 50 meter platforms in the Gulf of Fonseca (Honduras). To analyse this, he both looked into what causes motion sickness or ill-comfort at sea and into the movements of these platforms. For the latter, an application was written that calculates accelerations of square platforms in any sea state, based on a theoretical approach. This application gives the freedom to calculate behavior of either 1 or 2 square platforms with sides ranging from 30 to 70 meters in any sea-state, and provides insight into the comfort level on the platform by comparing these accelerations with the human comfort levels for accelerations. These tolerance levels have been found by performing a literature review and are based on an ISO code. From the results of the application a recommendation can be given regarding the liveability of the Seasteading modules.


In addition to this research, the Seasteading Institute has entered the next phase of the Floating City project. A model of the design they produced in cooperation with DeltaSync is currently being tested in a towing tank at the university of New Orleans, School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.




20-11-2013 Study Water Demand in Urban areas

Photo: Tineke Dijkstra/Hollandse Hoogte, Beeldbank Deltaprogramma

In recent months, DeltaSync was commissioned by the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment to perform a study on the water demand of urban areas. In particular this concerns the additional water demand...[more]



18-11-2013 TEDxTalk Rutger de Graaf online

This week the TEDx video of Rutger de Graaf was published online. In this video he is talking about the need of floating cities.

Most of the bigger cities in the world are located along the coast. Every day around 150.000 people move to the city. This means that in 2100 4.5...[more]


04-10-2013 Seasteading Crowdfunding Campaign Ends Successfully!

The crowdfunding campaign launched by Seasteading Institute was a huge success, thanks to all 291 contributors who helped smash the $20,000 goal and bring the dream of creating the first floating city one step closer. Check out the project on Indiegogo or read more about it in...[more]




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