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Offshore expansion by Nathaniel Drapperhall - Sun, 14 Dec 2014 18:42:04 EST ID:y/HQD3oY No.6594 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Let's talk Sealand and other offshore constructions.

I'm no engineering expert, which is why I'm asking you guys this. If someone were to somehow acquire an offshore structure such as an oil rig, would it be possible to expand off of it? How would this be done? At what point would support struts be needed to hold up any extra land?

Yes, I was thinking about Outer Heaven.
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M - Mon, 15 Dec 2014 02:14:51 EST ID:06ISvFUq No.6595 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Well, that would very much depend on what you would put on top of the rig. I study Mechanical engineering in Rotterdam (port of Europe) and can choose 'offshore & construction' as a minor later in my study. So I might be able to give detailed answers to questions like this in the future. But my simple statics in engineering sense would tell me that you can expand a little if you don`t exceed a certain load (which is probaly close to the load of the rig). It woud also have to be balanced so it wouldn`t fall over obviously.
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George Semmlewill - Sat, 24 Jan 2015 03:05:40 EST ID:exVoSouD No.6627 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6595
4th year civil engg here. there no way the weight of the rig is close to its ultimate capacity. it like has a factory of safety of about 3
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Lillian Hinderchin - Thu, 12 Feb 2015 23:03:48 EST ID:fhxpLWJu No.6641 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6627
i thought shit floated
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Caroline Clanderhall - Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:53:32 EST ID:a5xmRWEe No.6642 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6641
only when the duck factor is equal or greater than one
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Eliza Midgeman - Fri, 11 Mar 2016 05:56:06 EST ID:w9V7HL/2 No.6928 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6594
structural eng here

it depends what kind of works you're doing to it (floor expansion upwards or outwards) but with taht picture there you'd strut down/design so that the loads go onto those columns/piers and ensure whatever the foundation its bearing on stays stable.

if not just build more columns to spread the load.
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Reuben Turveyville - Sat, 19 Mar 2016 23:13:21 EST ID:y6AJjon2 No.6932 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6928
An offshore little settlement would be awesome. Hydroponic farms for weed and a distillery. Fully loaded with a diving board. Damn. How much would an abandoned platform cost? And in international waters. Sounds like 420chan has a future establishment waiting to be refurbished
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areyoueventrying.jpg - Wed, 23 Mar 2016 03:04:02 EST ID:EGgJzstS No.6938 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>6928
oh structural scrubgineer, do you have any imagination? build columns that end with extremely buoyant material (giant balloons really) and you can support a pretty decent lateral expansion, even in rough weather if you use high strain strength lateral beaming. with dedication you can make every nth set of supporting pillars embed into seafloor, and expand to make an enormous city (protip: build skyscrapers on the embedded pillars only)
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Hamilton Senderhall - Sun, 03 Apr 2016 09:20:26 EST ID:w9V7HL/2 No.6941 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6938
lel
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Shitting Gottingstodge - Thu, 21 Apr 2016 19:14:39 EST ID:uywTW9Q3 No.6950 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>6932
It depends on what shape the platform is in, and where it is. A software salesman bought this 85-foot high platform in the Atlantic Ocean in 2010 for $85,000 (then he paid $100,000 to repair it and refurnish it) and now it's a small hotel.
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Basil Suddlewell - Thu, 22 Sep 2016 04:16:06 EST ID:+tz+iBph No.6990 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Just don't try it near Italy or Haiti.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_Rose_Island
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Atlantis
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Eliza Pittville - Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:09:13 EST ID:BKy0pcqN No.6995 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6950
Well, Sealand is a WW2 fort, Frying Pan is a lighthouse designed after oil rigs, and Rose Island was a purpose-built structure, presumably again patterned after oil rigs.

Any micronation better be prepared to defend itself, established nations HATE micronations, and other people with the micronation bug have been known to take over established ones by force.
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Basil Pedgelock - Mon, 31 Oct 2016 10:21:50 EST ID:mCRRFwWn No.7012 Ignore Report Quick Reply
https://www.behance.net/gallery/richard-buckminster-fullers-triton-city-project/2971307
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Emma Dobberhetch - Wed, 14 Feb 2018 17:58:58 EST ID:Gcu3ZTpB No.7169 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Islands can be built using plastic bottles and foam. Then you can layer dirt and organic compost on top for growing things. if you need to expand, put another layer of bottles on top of the dirt, and start your garden over again. You will need to haul wood and other supplies from mainland for building shacks. freshwater catchment, alternitive energy.
pic unrelated.
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Sophie Heggleworth - Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:43:26 EST ID:B5sChTdx No.7177 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>7169

at first i thought this was yet another nature-destroying human abomination, but then i was pleasantly surprised and intrigued by the idea.
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Cedric Sollyford - Sat, 24 Mar 2018 06:01:40 EST ID:XmsT5veL No.7181 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6995
People who roleplay their own little polities should stick well to realizing the definition of a state includes the words "monopoly of force". Without that monopoly of force, you are little more than a conquest waiting to happen.


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