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  • MBSE for seasteaders

    The focus of this topic is on seastead system suitability through Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE). Building the most suitable utility (and other) subsystems for seasteaders requires a modular open source approach "mosa" that offers financially viable, competitive, affordable, and reliable utility systems and services that also minimize the cost of exit and fosters competition. Models are envisioned as the primary means of communication between seasteader clients, users, and builders as the language of seastead architecture. Open source models enable and guide, as well as support assessment of the construction of seastead systems as they evolve. After building a seastead system, models (including user guides and simulators) support understanding of the seastead system's operations and the diagnoses of issues. Within this topic area we'll survey and discuss a model-focused approach to designing and building seastead systems versus the more traditional approaches that have been used in societies up to this point.

    Seastead Objectives and Purpose Models

    The first modeling view to consider is that of seastead objectives and purposes. Seastead systems are built for the seastead client's purposes and wants. A seastead architect's primary role is to optimally match the seastead client's purposes and wants with a viable, practicable, feasible system to fulfill those wants and purposes. Once a clearly defined seastead client / seastead architect relationship has been established, the architect works with the client to identify the seastead system's objectives and priorities.
    Last edited by beic; 03-03-2019, 04:15 PM.

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    Can you clarify what you mean by "model"? This word has many different meanings for me. CAD models are a great way to communicate the design information needed to fabricate a physical product, for example, while thermal models, cost models, and manufacturing tolerance models (often in the form of spreadsheets) are a great way to communicate the information needed to design that product in the first place.


    • #3
      Much of the engineering of feasible seasteads must revolve around economies of scale, as Eelco points out. Large platforms like cruise ships and flotillas (championed by Mikolaj Habryn and Miguel Lamas Pardo, respectively, whose presentation videos will be available soon) are proven living concepts (will share on a website) , but will be better targets for business development, as the challenge will be to balance operating and maintenance costs to make them sustainable residences.