Human outpost creation using multiple data sets and computational design

Hello Forum

On the 28th of October 2021, I presented at the International Astronautical Conference 2021 in DUBAI my most recent project IAC-21-B3.7.10 “Using Computational Techniques for the Optimal Design of Evolving Habitats”

And on the 12th of Jully 2022, at the ICES 2022, I presented “Human outpost creation using multiple data sets and computational design” ICES-2022-181 RESEARCHGATE PERSONAL WEBSITE GITHUB

You can use it to create in minutes a human outpost on Mars, using different data sets, including the SIMOC simulation result: and the sets at Thomas Lagarde's datasets | page 1 |

You will need those plugins for grasshopper:

Spacesyntaxdesign ver SYNTACTIC | Genesis Lab

jSwan | ver: 1.2.1

Parakeet ver 0.8.3 Space Syntax - Grasshopper

Antflow | ver:

Human | ver: 1.3.1 Human | Food4Rhino

Heteroptera | ver: Heteroptera | Food4Rhino

MeshEdit Components | ver: mesh+ | Food4Rhino

Pufferfish | ver: Pufferfish | Food4Rhino

TT Toolbox ver 2.0 TT Toolbox | Food4Rhino

There are two versions of this code, one for native Rhino and one for Rhino.inside.Revit.
This is the first step on the way to a much bigger project that welcomes everyone.

I would like to invite people with experience/interest in simulation, computational design to read/use my code, use it and improve it.

I hope you will benefit from it. please reach out to me if you have any question or if you would like to collaborate.

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Very cool. I can definitely see the portions of engineering simulation tools based on robustly understood physics translating well to the simulation of extreme environments, but there’s also a lot of kludges (i.e. nth degree polynomials overfit to decades old empirical data) that would not. It’s pretty cool that we may see attempts to generalize existing simulations workflows to places like Mars, start to address this. .

On that note: I see that in the example of PV panel development in your paper, an EPW is produced with solar radiation values from the Mars SIMOC data. But I don’t see anything about modeling the distribution of solar radiation in the sky over time. Is there something like a skymatrix for Mars that accounts for the atmospheric interaction of the sun moving across the skydome?