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Calculating float line for a cone shaped vessel

  1. May 2, 2009 #1
    Hello all,

    I'm trying to calculate the float line on a conical shaped vessel in water. The properties of the vessel are:

    Weight - 10kg
    Area of base of vessel - 0.311m2

    I am using an equation I came across here:

    As I understand it:

    Depth of vessel in water = weight of the vessel/(density of water X area of base of vessel)

    With my figures this equate to:

    D = 10/(1000X0.311)
    D = 0.03m

    Is this correct? This is the first time I have tried to do this sort of calculation and would appreciate any guidance.

    Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 24, 2017
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