by Starfire on Sat 05 Feb 2011 14:22
Please take the following with a bit of a grain of salt. We have done some numbers here as SDS and the results follow. But this should by no means restrict the creativity of any artist.
***GSF Hull Space size***
5000 colonists must fit in 1 HS; if they are in suspended animation pods, fully self-contained, and which are 2.4m x 1m x .667m in size,
thus 2.4 x 1 x .667 = 1.6 cubic meter per pod. 5000 pods x 1.6 = 8000 cubic meters (m3)
1 HS is 20m x 20m x 20m (the cubed root of 8000 m3)
Ship Size Calculator
Size in HS 500
Volume in m^3 4000000
Radius of Sphere 98.47450309
Not, due to how the drive field is defined
Remember, the following is base on the IDEAL from a physics and construction point of view, however, such ships just look bad from an artistic standpoint, which is why we don't stress this as a needed feature.
Ships are roughly twice as long as they are wide.
Fast Ships are roughly three times as long as they are wide.
The surface area of a ship matters greatly because of armor costs (more surface area, more to armor).
Thus, the "ideal" ship design is a cylinder with two half spheres on the end.
Examples of normal and fast hulls (2 times length/width and 3 times length/width)
Hull Size 50
Volume of the Sphere 400000
Radius of the Sphere 45.70781532 Length multiple
Length of the Ship 91.41563065 2
Cylinder Length (height) 91.41563065
Cylinder Radius 45.70781532
Cylinder Volume 600000.0138
Total Ship Volume 1000000.014
Cylinder as a % of total V 0.600000006
Sphere as a % of total V 0.399999994
Top part of sphere length 45.70781532
Cylinder Length (height) 91.41563065
Bottom part of the sphere length 45.70781532
Total Ship Length 182.8312613 Sum
Total Ship Width 91.41563065 Cylinder Radius * 2
Ship Length to Width 2 Checks
Note: Volume is high, so adjusting
Over volume by 2.500000034 times
Ship Size in HS 50
Volume of the Sphere 100000
Radius of the Sphere 28.79411914 Length multiple
Length of the Ship 86.38235743 3
Cylinder Length (height) 115.1764766
Cylinder Radius 28.79411914
Cylinder Volume 300000.0009
Total Ship Volume 399999.9992
Cylinder as a % of total V 0.750000004
Sphere as a % of total V 0.249999996
Top part of sphere length 28.79411914
Cylinder Length (height) 115.1764766
Bottom part of the sphere length 28.79411914
Total Ship Length 172.7647149 Sum
Total Ship Width 57.58823829 Cylinder Radius * 2
Ship Length to Width 3 Checks
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