This equipment is designed to determine the metacentric height of a floating body and the height variation with the tilt angle. It is to be used with Hydraulics Bench i.e. HB100 or HB100N or a bowl (separately supplied).
The equipment consists of a rectangular pontoon. The center of gravity of the pontoon can be moved sideways by moving horizontal jockey weight.
The angle of tilt of the pontoon is indicated by a plumb-bob on a scale attached. The center of gravity of the pontoon can also be moved vertically by means of adjustable vertical weights on the mast.
- Experiment to illustrate the floatation characteristics
- Determination of the Metacentric Height
|Pontoon||400 mm long x 200 mm wide x 100 mm high.|
|Horizontal scale||1 mm graduation.|
|Maximum angle of tilt||± 13ox 0.5º graduation|
|Vertical sliding weight||1 ea.|
|Jockey weight||1 ea.|
|Software for data display and analysis by computer (separately supplied).|
|Net (unassembled) Shipping Dimensions WxLxH||22 x 40 x 48 cm.|
|Net Weight||Approx. 3 kg.|