2B (BAA): Interior Partitions & Exterior Connections
Over the course of the next six weeks, you will iteratively:
- research the environmental conditions of Mars
- design an appropriate geometric and material response to those conditions analyze your geometry with physics and engineering tools
- document your design incorporating documentation tools from all the disciplines prototype a physical mockup of your geometry
Your design must meet the following constraints:
- an air tight envelope capable of handling pressure differential
- a collapsible structure fitting inside the payload of the SLS/Falcon Heavy
- considers both plant occupants and human remote interaction
- demonstrates the capacity of your geometry to respond to a Mars environmental condition within the system your team is investigating
Each week your presentation will be 10 minutes: 5 minutes presentation, plus 5 minutes critique.
[2B] Interior Partitions & Exterior Connections
- Continue to research the conditions of the Martian environment related to your system
- Incorporate ANSYS tools to help your documentation
- Consider programmatic developments being suggested by RME
- Taking these conditions into consideration develop a system creating interior layers, documenting each layer’s performative function. Is there any benefit to having multiple layers?
- Think of a method of connecting multiple geometries to eachother and what kind of docking systems you can imagine, for what purpose. Is there any benefit to creating multiple v. one?
- Develop physical construction techniques
Due: Tuesday Feb 9th
These documents will not be new each time, but rather evolutionary documents that are built upon and revised with each iteration.
1. Digital Presentation on the Martian conditions you are investigating and responding to
2. 36 X 48 Panel documenting your geometry
- MUST include a combined method of documentation from each discipline including properties of physics, material, and environmental factors
- MUST describe/diagram its performative properties as per your system question
- MUST include the object in both the collapsed and inflated state
- MUST indicate the pressure boundary and network diagram
3. Physical Prototype representing your geometry
and supporting documentation of the physical prototype, including:
- construction details
- inflatable cutsheet