KB obviously increases with draught whereas BM reduces as explainedbelow.
The movement of B for any angle of heel could be calculated using:
is the volume of the transferred wedge;
is the distance through which the centroid of the wedge hasmoved, and;
is the volume of displacement of the ship.At the
load draught (displacement)
the volume of the transferred wedge of buoyancy (v) represents a
of the ship (V) than it would at the
light draught (displacement).
BM decreases as draught increases. For the normal range of operational draughts of a ship KM will generally decrease as draught increases with a slight increase again at the deepest draughts as evidenced by the metacentric diagram for M.V. Almar (figure 1).
Figure 3 makes a comparison of the curves of statical stability for M.V Almar in the light condition and fully loaded condition assuming a constant value of KG. The dotted curve (
) is for a lesser value of KG that would provide amore suitable condition of loading (as recommended in a loading condition inthe stability book on which M.V. Almar was based).
COMPARISON OF STABILITY OF A SHIP IN THE LIGHT AND FULLY LOADED CONDITIONS