A pontoon is allowed to float in a small tank having a transparent side. Removable steel strips placed in the model for the purpose of changing the weight of the model. Displacement of weight is measured with the help of a scale. By means of a pendulum (consisting of a weight suspended to a long pointer) the angle of tilt can be measured on a graduated arc.
For tilting the ship model, a cross bar with movable hanger is fixed on the model. Pendulum and graduated arc are suitably fixed at the center of the cross bar. A set of weights is supplied with the apparatus.
|Pontoon : Size 250 x 350 mm (approx.) with a Horizontal Guide Bar for aliding weight and Removable Strips, Graduated Arc with Pointer with moveable hanger and set of weights.|
|Water Tank : Size 550 x 500x 400 mm (approx.)|
|Front Window of Tank: Made of Glass/Perspex.|
|A set of weights is supplied with the apparatus.|
|Tanks and Channel will be made of Stainless Steel.|
|Pendulum and graduated arc are for accurate measurement of Tilt angle.|
Determination of the metacentric height and position of the metacentric height with angle of heel of ship model.
Utilities Required :
Water Supply : Initial Fill
Floor Area 1 m x 0.6 m.