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Massive monsters and other huge megastructures

Graham, Ian

Massive monsters and other huge megastructures

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Published by QEB Pub. in Mankato, Minn .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Miscellanea,
  • Juvenile literature,
  • Structural engineering

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 34) and index.

    StatementIan Graham
    SeriesMegastructures
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTA634 .G73 2012
    The Physical Object
    Pagination34 p. :
    Number of Pages34
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25131421M
    ISBN 109781609920951
    LC Control Number2011012132

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    Advertisement Ringworld. Interestingly, there are also other bits of trivia associated with the version of Godzilla; like his roar reverberates to a distance of 3 miles, while his mouth accounts for 60 teeth and his volume accounts for an astronomical 89, cubic m. It will not happen overnight however, I think the swarm-side would have to go balls deep and attack gun buster immediately before it gets out of hand. Generally containing interviews with designers and project managersit presents the problems of construction and the methodology or techniques used to overcome obstacles. Orbital structures[ edit ] An Orbital ring is a dynamically elevated ring placed around the Earth that rotates at an angular rate that is faster than orbital velocity at that altitude, stationary platforms can be supported by the excess centripetal acceleration of the super-orbiting ring similar in principle to a Launch loopand ground-tethers can be supporter from stationary platforms. If these are manmade, they have been very clever to hide it from us.

    Iain M. For GB…the amount of power demonstrated to keep void-shields dimensionally impregnable temporarily is basically a mere nothing. A Ringworld would certainly give you lots of extra space — something on the order of three million earths — and, like Globus Cassus, it would be spun to make fake gravity. In some cases such as the Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge and Petronas Towers this involved the development of new materials or products that are now in general use within the construction industry. Advertisement 8 Alderson Disk An Alderson Disk is another ring-shaped structure, but unlike a Ringworld, it looks more like a disk with the sun in the center. Image: L.


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Waldvogel's idea was to take the planet, every bit of it, and reform it into what he called Globus Cassus: a massive hollow shell that humanity would live inside of, sunlight coming in through continent-sized windows. You could even make parts of it higher off the surface if you like your air a bit thinner, and if missed days and nights then you could put a row of black squares in an inner orbit to cast shadows.

However, there's a puzzling flaw in the illustrations of two of them. The machinery created to build structures on a massive scale like this, would be incomprehensible for us.

Burj Khalifa's Y-shaped design is called a buttressed core. Unlike most skyscrapers, Burj Khalifa has a concrete internal structure instead of a steel frame. Art: Dean Ellis Unlike the Stanford Torus, a ringworld designs predominantly feature a single, massive ring, sometimes surrounding an energy source in its center.

Actually, they had to do it somewhere else than Earth. A larger version of this is a Topopolis, which would be long enough to be looped around a star. If you like it warm you can get closer to that center and if you like it colder then step back a bit.

Any idea what this might have been, and what its name was? The gravity created by the rotation of the structure keeps its citizens and atmospheres on steady footing on the inner edge of the ring, while day and night cycles are created with squares that orbit above the surface.

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It contains homes for 25, people, plus a hotel, stores and offices. EDIT: I understand why you thought that the void-shields were being wanked. The superstructure is covered with a metal and glass cladding.

The scale is limited only by the mass of gas enclosed, the shell can be made of any mundane material. By tilting the ring relative to its orbit, the inner surface would experience a nearly conventional day and night cycle.

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