Stability 1 Introduction
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Calculations during the course will be worked using American Standard units.i. e. Length, Breadth, Depth, Draft and Distance will be expressed in feetand decimal parts of a foot, 1 inch being 1/12
of a foot.Area will be expressed in square feet (ft
)Volume will be expressed in cubic feet. (ft
)Weights will be expressed in lbs. or short tons (2000 lbs. per short ton).Moments will be expressed in foot/tons (ft/tons)Density of Salt Water is assumed to be 64 lbs. per cubic foot.Density of Fresh Water is assumed to be 62.5 lbs. per cubic foot.
M MetacentreK Keel ( base line for vertical heights)G Centre of GravityB Centre of BuoyancyKB Height of Centre of Buoyancy above the Keel (same as VCB)KMT Height of Transverse Metacentre above keelKML Height of Longitudinal Metacentre above keelKG Height of Centre of Gravity of unit or load above keelVCG Vertical Centre of Gravity (same as KG)LCG Longitudinal Centre of GravityTCG Transverse Centre of GravityGMT Transverse Metacentric Height (distance between G and MT)GML Longitudinal Metacentric Height (distance between G and ML)GZ Righting Arm or LeverRM Righting MomentDMF Draft Marks ForwardDMA Draft Marks AftCOD Change of DraftCOT Change of TrimLCF or COF Longitudinal Centre of FloatationAMD Arithmetical or Amidships Mean DraftTMD True Mean DraftTP1” Tons per Inch ImmersionMT1” Moment to trim One Inch
DisplacementV Volume of DisplacementCL Centreline