Metacentric Height (SMT-FM-02)

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Investigating the stability of a floating body and
determining the metacentre.
Transparent floating body with rectangular frame.
One horizontally movable clamped weight for
adjusting the heel.
One vertically movable clamped weight for
The centre of gravity.
Technical specification

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In hydrostatics, the metacentre is an important point to be considered when assessing the
stability of floating bodies. The SMT-FM-02 unit can be used to study the stability of a floating
body and to determine the metacentre graphically. In addition, the buoyancy of the floating
body can also be determined. The experiment is easy to set up and is particularly suitable for
practical work in small groups. The experiment is conducted in a tank filled with water. A
transparent body with a rectangular frame cross-section is used as the floating body.
Clamped weights that can be moved horizontally and vertically make it possible to adjust the
centre of gravity and the heel