There is a guy in Western Maryland supposedly constructing an ark to the original dimensions. He is cheating, though, it has a steel superstructure and a concrete foundation - he doesn't intend to ever try to float it.
Anyway, the dimensions he is using are 450 feet long, 75 feet wide, and 45 feet high.
So far he has the footings poured and about a third of the steel superstructure erected, according to his website. He has been at it since 1976, maybe he thinks he is going to live as long as Noah. According to his website several "miracles" have already occured. Here are the ones listed on the website - many more are claimed.
Ark Website writes:
Steel reinforcement rod was needed and God spoke to a man to donate it. Anchor bolts were needed and they were donated. Cement forms were needed and a man visited the site who â€œhappenedâ€ to be a cement form salesman. Wages were needed to begin construction, and God instructed a man to give a large donation just before it was time to begin work that year.
How would such a vessel release the signiificant waste of the animals it contained?
Think of this thing 'bobbing' up and down on the water. Then imagine the sheer amount of power available to drive machinery. The skill and intelligence it would take to build such a thing renders such sub-technology childs play.
I'm toying with the idea of a simple self-siphoning pump based on the up and down movement of the ark. But there are any other number of ways to achieve the same thing. Once one has 'limitless' power to drive things.
It was made of Gopherwood. Unfortunately no one knows what Gopherwood is.
There is not much that one can say about whether or not it would be sea worthy since little except its demensions are given and they are given in unknown units that can have several actual lengths.
The best way to approach it would be from a nautical perspective, and based on that it is most unlikely. A good comparison would be to look at some of the great wooden ships of all time. For example the USS Constelation was about 160 feet long and had a beam of over 40 feet. The very biggest of the woden vessels were the Barques, Brigs and Brigantines, and they only reached a maximum length of about 250'.
A wooden vessel of the size speculated for the Ark might have been possible, and might have been sea worthy, if Noah had the technology and body of knowledge of the ship builders of the late 1800s.
If you plan on considering an idea of self-siphoning pumps you may want to look into some physics, specifically work energy theorem and wave motion (longitudal) and probably methods for harnessing those waves and don't forget to look up engines as well. Those are probably some of the tools you may need to bring your thoughts into action.
Even a Nimitz class Aircraft carrier wouldn't be large enough to carry 2 of every animal in the world and the food/water needed for them.
And of course you know exactly how large it would have to be, how many animals it carried and how much food and water were needed. Noah wasn't called to take 2 of "every animal in the world." What is now called a species is not the same thing as a Kind. Many fewer were taken than you are likely to imagine for that reason.
I guess people could argue that the ark is better constructed and larger than a nimitz class... but those people would be deluded morons.
Well, God did give Noah the instructions.
Signed, Deluded Moron.
Thought I'd bring over some info I posted on the other thread about construction projects:
Surely I am asking you to explain to me, how to convert the up down action of the ark relative to the surface of the water into a pump.
And explain to me how the ark moves at all relative to the surface of the water when simple harmonic motion of a particle on a longitudal wave shows that relative to the wave the particle stays in the same place. <http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/viewtopic.php?t=39>. That is an example of what you are considering. What you will notice if you keep dampened and forced oscillation at 0 (as it would be on the ark) is that the mass relative to the spring does not move. The mass move relative to us but not to the spring.
This can be applied to the ark as well. The ark if we were looking at it would be moving up and down on the ocean (if we call the ocean our spring), but realtive to the ocean it is not moving up and down. So to calrify I am asking how do you convert a non-existing up and down motion of the ark relative to the ocean into energy?
Well we do know how large Noah's ark is because that is as stated as in the bible 450' X 75' X 45'/
However, we do not know how large a ship would have to be that would carry every type of animal/plant immaginable and their food/water source for a year.
Its akin to me saying i can fit every marble into the world into one of my standard kitchen garbage bags. So i take every marble in the world i know about and fit them into my garbage bag. To me its every marble in the world because i can't find anymore but to you well..you probably have a couple dozen i can fit into the bag.