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.


05-04-2011 Graduation project: Affordable sustainable floating houses

Two students from the Avans, University of applied sciences, did their final project on sustainable floating housing. DeltaSync coached them in this project.

The motivation for their research is the combination of a shortage of space for water storage on the one hand, and a...[more]


24-03-2011 Masterclass 'Living with Water in Haaglanden'

On March 24th the conference 'Living with Water in Haaglanden' was held at the office of Deltares in Delft. During the meeting, the participants met in water arenas and workshops to work actively with new knowledge and insights on water, environment and climate...[more]


14-02-2011 Junior TU Delft

For the third time the faculty Civil engineering and Geosciences organized the Junior TU Delft, a course for motivated highschool students. Five groups made a design for a floating city accompanied by Maurits Ertsen en Sandra Junier.

The students were lectured on...[more]


19-01-2011 Floating Games on the IJ

Floating Games on the IJ, in the heart of Amsterdam. A unique oppertunity to connect all Netherlands excellence.

Olympic Games on the IJ, on the border of the historic and the new city. With a temporary and mobile character for the Olympic locations and facilities. This...[more]


21-12-2010 Seasonal greetings

DeltaSync wishes you a merry christmas and a happy New Year!

We are looking forward to work with you in the future.

The DeltaSync Team[more]


08-12-2010 Strategic partnership Floating Life

DeltaSync and Floating Life have signed a strategic partnership in November. The will work together on organic, flexible urban development on the water in Almere. Both have the ambition to realize big scale floating urbanization. Decentralized water and energy supply through the...[more]


25-10-2010 Symposium on Floating Pavilion

On 1 October 2010 a special session was held on the Floating Pavilion for the Deltas in times of climate change conference in Rotterdam (www.climatedeltaconference.org). Key organizations who worked on this project gave a presentation on this project. The full program can be...[more]


19-10-2010 First water lots Harnaschpolder sold!

On October 18th the first three waterlots in de Harnaschpolder, Delft were sold. This means that three enthousiastic groups of people can start with the design and planning of their water house.

Two waterlots are still available. If you're interested please contact DeltaSync. [more]


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