(Update 14.08.2020: new article) This section is about Draft No.5 of the CalamarPark underwater habitat, a hangar type module with right angular docking keys. Having a look at the evaluation list ‘General Considerations‘ it seems like the ideal shape for the undersea station.
This chapter collects information on mooring of an underwater station, potential difficulties and solutions. Continue reading “Mooring”
(Update 14.08.2020: added note about status as overruled) This section is about the draft No.4 of the CalamarPark underwater habitat, a hangar type module with bevel sides. This concept had been overruled for the Draft No.5, which is an advanced concept with right angular docking keys. This article has been archived for documentation purposes. Continue reading “Undersea Station Draft No.4: Hangar”
Updated 13.05.2017; For a long time we favoured the shape of a sphere mainly because there were ready structures available used as pressure resistant LPG tanks. It would have measured 12m in diameter, the lower half would be filled with sand just before lowering while the upper half would contain two floors of living space. After discussing the idea with different engineers we had to accept that a LPG tank would need so many modifications that building a new one would be even cheaper. After receiving the first cost estimations we were pretty sure that it would be impossible to find funding for a civil structure of that scale.
(Update 03.09.2020: added ‘maintenance’ section)
Until now four different drafts were considered. Each shape developed after discussing pros and cons of the previous one. During this process we were able to define and approach constantly the following targets: Continue reading “Structural Shape – General Considerations”