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    • Floatable Foundation
      John Tobias, Brian Jestice,
      Anthony Cairns,
      Diane Kohlin
    • What it is?
      It is a foundation ,that can float, for a dwelling so if the land floods the dwelling will just float instead of being destroyed.
    • Where would they use it?
      The Republic of South Africa is a country located at the southern tip of Africa, with a 2,798 kilometers (1,739 mi) coastline on the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.
    • 100% Recyclable Materials
      14 plastic bottles
      1 palate
      1 rope
    • Inventor drawings
    • Construction
    • Prototype
    • Testing the Model
    • Calculations
      Finding an average density of muddy water by comparing the densities of dirt and water in a 1:5 ratio:
      2002*1/6=333.6667kg/m3
      1000*5/6=833.3333kg/m3
      333.7+833.3=1,167kg/m3
      density of muddy water: 1167 kg/m3
    • Calculations
      Finding the amount of water the frame of a whole palate could displace at a maximum.
      (3)(.50)(5.5)(32)+(2)(1.5)(50.25)(3.5)+(9)(.5)(3.5)(32)=264+527.625+504=1295.625in3
      1295.625in3= 0.0212 m3
    • Calculations
      Amount of Water displaced by bottles:
      14 bottles
      .002m3 minimum volume of one bottle
      14(.002m^3)= .028 m3
    • Calculations
      Finding the total amount of weight the foundation can hold, accounting for only the bottles:
      ∑Forces = 0 = mg
      ρfluidVdisplacedg
      mg= ρfluidVdisplacedg
      mmax= ρfluidVdisplacedg
      g
      mmax=ρfluidVdisplaced
      mmax=(1167kg/m3)(.028m3)= 32.676 kg
    • Calculations
      Amount of weight the foundation can hold only accounting for the frame:
      ∑Forces = 0 = mg
      ρfluidVdisplacedg
      mg= ρfluidVdisplacedg
      mmax= ρfluidVdisplacedg
      g
      mmax=ρfluidVdisplaced
      mmax=(1167kg/m3)(.0120m3)=14.03kg
    • Calculations
      Ratio of the frame used to the total size of one palate: 28.5/50.25= 56.72%
      Therefore the net mass able to be supported by 56% of the palate (current model) is: 14.03kg+32.676kg=46.708kg=102.97 lbs
      Therefore it can be concluded that a full scale palate is able to support 83.4kg=183.86lbs
    • Bibliography
      Futuristic floating dwellings. (2010, November). Retrieved from http://morfis.wordpress.com/2010/11/19/futuristic-floating-dwellings/
       
      La City of Louisville, Kentuckyst, Initials. (2010). Recyclable materials . Retrieved from http://www.louisvilleky.gov/SolidWaste/recycling/Recyclable+Materials.htm
       
      Nave, R. (n.d.). Buoyancy. Retrieved from http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/pbuoy.html
       
      Reeko, . (1997-2005). Why boats float and elephants sink (buoyancy). Retrieved from http://www.spartechsoftware.com/reeko/experiments/floating.htm
      Smith, John. (2011, January 24). South africa flood death toll rises as government declares 33 disaster zones. Retrieved from http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jan/24/south-africa-flood-death-toll
       
      World New. (2011). 377 dead in west and central african floods: un . Retrieved from http://article.wn.com/view/2010/10/20/377_dead_in_west_and_central_African_floods