I'm writing a science-fiction novel in which, during a couple of chapters, the characters travel for a three-month journey in a starship transport that simulates gravity with centrifugal force.
Check my math, please. I can't seem to find this information in NASA's design study on space colonies. If the ship is designed with the primary living quarters existing within a torus, rotating on a central hub, and that torus is 600 meters in diameter, how often would it need to rotate to simulate Earth gravity?
I assumed (and I may be wrong) that the ring would have to travel at 9.8 meters per second to simulate 1g. Since the circumference would be approximately 1,880 meters, a full rotation would take 3.2 minutes.
That would put it well under the minimum rotational frequency (NASA says 1 rpm is safe) to provide comfort for humans and avoid dizziness from the Coriolis effect in the human ears, right?
Am I right? Also, what would be the line of sight range from within a corridor? At what distance would the curvature of the hallways become apparant?