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Basic Metacentric Height

This equipment enabless a thorough investigation of the factors affecting the stability of a floating body.

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F1-14

FLUID MECHANICS F1-10 Accessory
F1-14 Basic Metacentric Height - Issue 19

This equipment enables a thorough investigation of the factors affecting the stability of a floating body.

Ordering Specification

• Rectangular floating pontoon with mast
• Variable centre of gravity via movable weights (transverse and vertical)
• Clinometer indicates angle of heel
• Educational software available as an option

Description

On this item the position of the metacentre can be varied to produce stable and unstable equilibrium. The equipment consists of a plastic rectangular floating pontoon, the centre of gravity of which can be varied by an adjustable weight, which slides and can be clamped in any position on a vertical mast.

A single plumb-bob is suspended from the mast, which indicates the angle of heel on a calibrated scale. A weight with lateral adjustment enables the degree of heel to be varied and hence the stability of the pontoon determined.

The equipment does not require a separate water tank as it may be used on the hydraulics bench by filling the volumetric tank.

Technical Details

Item Value
Max. angle of heel: ±13°
Corresponding linear dimension: ±90mm
Pontoon dimensions: length 350mm
width 200mm
overall height 475mm

 

 

Demonstration Capabilities

> Determining the centre of gravity of the pontoon
> Determining the metacentric height and from this the position of the metacentre for the pontoon
> Varying the metacentric height with angle of heel

Requirements

F1-10 Hydraulics Bench

Shipping Specification

Individual accessories on request

Overall Dimensions

Individual accessories on request