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Domes rock!

October 28 2009 at 2:30 AM
Luke Parrish  (Login lsparrish)
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Response to I like domes too. They're mathematically fascinating offer huge advantages...

 

Yeah. Each square unit adds to the cost of LN2, but each cubic unit adds to storage capacity. With spheres and cubes alike, the volume goes up on a cube law where the area goes up on a square law.

A cubic meter would hold around 100 heads or 10 bodies. A thousand cubic meters in a cubic shape is just 10x10x10 meters, with 600 square meters. So if the energy cost is $100/month per square meter, 100,000 neuro people could be stored in something costing $60,000/month to run. 60 cents, in other words.

And like you say a dome with that volume would have less than that in square meters... 40-50 cents maybe.

And domes are structurally better all around, of course. Less hurricane or earthquake risk by far.

 
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