Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Field Prototype Team Coastal Flooding

Module with rotation joint: range of motion

Responds to current flow and landscape, surface intended to respond to water flow. Compressible openings respond to sediment capture and water (flow) diversion.


Scale of module component(s) based on range of intensities (ie: longer modules closer to coastline/nearer heavier flows to allow for more range, smaller modules farther out where properties are less intense)

Connection Ranges:

1 comment:

Michael Chen said...

These are nice. I'm curious if you can find ever more opportunities for feedback and variations of feedback in the system For instance, I see that you're working with a hinged connection between two adjacent units. It would follow that this is a detail that permits a degree of smoothening if one end of the aggregate model is untethered and the system is subject to pressure, and it would result in a kind of crinkling if multiple points were anchored and others are loose.

At this point, you've identified some potential first order effects of the system, e.g it affects and thickens according to the flow of water and sediment and in turn may affect those flows. So the question is how does this relationship change over time?

also, keep in mind that you want to have a strategy for growth in three directions. Make certain that you produce drawings to document essential attributes of geometry and how they change as you develop the model.