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HM 150.06 Stability of Floating Bodies
Education / GUNT Hamburg / Fluid Mechanics and Hydrology / Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics /


This simple apparatus for determining the metacentre of a model hull is particularly suitable for experiments in small groups. The experiments are performed in a tank filled with water. A transparent hull is used with a rectangular cross-section. Horizontal and vertical sliding weights enable the centre of gravity to be adjusted. The position of the sliding weights as well as the draught of the floating body can be read on scales. An inclinometer indicates the angle of heel.

Learning Objectives / Experiments
Investigation and determination of:
- Buoyancy, centre of buoyancy
- Centre of gravity, metacentre, stability
- Angle of heel
[1] Experimental set-up for determining the metacentre of a floating body
[2] Floating body l x w x h 310x210x430mm
[3] Displacement without sliding weights 2.8kg
[4] Vertical sliding weight 550g
[5] Horizontal sliding weight 193g
[6] Plastic basin 50ltr
[7] Mast height 400mm
Technical Data
Horizontal scale: 180mm
Vertical scale: 400mm
Height scale float: 120mm
Scale for angle of heel: +/- 35°
Dimensions and Weight
l x w x h : 660 x 450 x 220 mm
Empty weight: approx. 6 kg
Scope of Delivery
1 experimental set-up, 1 instruction manual
Order Details
070.15006 HM 150.06 Stability of Floating Bodies