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Homework Help: Metacentric height : Mechanical Engineering thesis topic

  1. Oct 25, 2014 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    So I am currently in my final year working on my thesis. Below is the details of my thesis topic:
    Metacentric height (Computational)

    It is a simple matter to determine whether a body will float in a liquid, it is not so easy to determine the orientation at which the body will float or the stability of the body in that position. The student undertaking this project will develop a computer program which will determine the metacentric height of a body (a measure of stability of a floating object) made up of a series of basic shapes. Results from the program will be tested against experimental results obtained by testing sample shapes in a water tank.

    2. Relevant equations

    So here is the thing. When I try to look up for journals on metacentric height, I don't find anything that is closely related to my topic or is of much help. Any of you know of any journals, books or articles that would be helpful for me? If you could suggest me some books/journals it would be very helpful !

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I have found these two articles on google that describes a metacentric height lab experiment. However I could not find the source and need a relevant source to actually carry out the experiment. Also the experiment described is a little confusing and I did not completely understand it. If anyone is familiar with a metacentric height experiment then please explain it to me
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  3. Oct 25, 2014 #2


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  4. Oct 26, 2014 #3


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    Have you searched on google for "metacenter demonstration"? The wolfram alpha demo looks interesting-

    If you have accidently initiated multiple threads on one topic, you should message a mentor and ask for the threads to be merged into one. Take care not to start more than one thread per topic in future.
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