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.


27-09-2012 Platform Floating Construction launched

During the Water Wonen & Ruimte congress, on the 27th of September 2012, the official launch of the Platform Floating Construction takes place. This foundation, co-founded by DeltaSync, aims at pushing forward building on water and joining forces to overcome obstacles....[more]


01-09-2012 5 year anniversary DeltaSync

Friday the 31st of August DeltaSync celebrated its 5 year anniversary. In honour of the occasion the company relations were invited to the Floating Pavilion and acknowledged for their support and pleasant cooperation. A glance at the plans for the next 5 years, which will be...[more]


29-06-2012 Water Development Scan Arnhem

In commission of the municipality of Arnhem, eleven locations have been analysed for the opportunities of floating and floodproof urban development. After a preselection, the top 5 locations have been further studied to find out which water robust typology would be most...[more]



20-02-2012 Expo 1.0 geopend in Netherlands WaterCentre

Donderdag 9 februari is in aanwezigheid van topbestuurders uit de Nederlandse Watersector Expo 1.0 geopend in het Drijvend Paviljoen in de Rotterdamse Rijnhaven. NWC Expo 1.0 toont de eerste aanzet van een permanente expositie over de gezamenlijke innovatiekracht van de gehele...[more]


05-01-2012 Rotterdam The Hague Airport as safe haven

Recent research points out that Rotterdam The Hague Airport may be regarded as a relatively safe area in the west of the Netherlands, with low flood depth and velocity. Therefore it is currently investigated whether the airport could make a strategic location for a flood shelter...[more]


23-12-2011 Seasons greetings

Seasons greetings and best wishes for 2012[more]



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