Stability of Floating Bodies

1 Shape 1 2 Shape 2 3 Shape 3 4 Vertical sliding weights 5 Horizontal sliding weights 6 Positions of horizontal sliding weights 7 Positions of vertical sliding weights 8 Draughts 9 Heel indicators

  • Demonstration of beoyancy, center of beoyancy and for different floating bodies.
  • Demonstration of meta cneter, center of gravity and stability for different floating bodies.
  • Study and determining of heel through clamped weight and heel scale indicator.
  • Floating Body with Rectangular Frame
    • Length: 300 mm
    • Width: 190 mm
    • Height: 310 mm
    • Weight: 3 Kg
  • Floating Body with Round Frame
    • Length: 300 mm
    • Width: 200 mm
    • Height: 350 mm
    • Weight: 2.3 Kg
  • Floating Body with Hard Chine Frame
    • Length: 300 mm
    • Width: 200 mm
    • Height 350 mm
    • Weight: 2.5 Kg
  • Transparent water tank: 50 L
  • Sliding weights: 200-300 gram
  • Horizontal scale: 180 mm
  • Vertical scale: 200 mm
  • Heel angle: -30 to + 30
  • Stability of Floating Bodies (FM119)
  • Hard copy user manual

The stability of floating bodies (FM119) is a bench top kit which is designed to study the stability of a floating body and to determine the metacenter graphically. Also, we can calculate the buoyancy of the floating body

  • The educational unit consists of a plastic tank filled with water to act as a float vessel.
  • Transparent bodies with different frames are used as floating bodies in the experiments.
  • The experiments are conducted in a tank filled with water.
  • The position of the clapmed weights can be read on scales.
  • Each floating body is provided with clamped weights that can be moved horizontally and vertically making it possible to adjust the center of gravity, also others floating body is without clamped weights.
  • The trainer has one horizontally movable clamped weight for adjusting the heel and scale for heel indication.