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# Initial Transverse Metacentre

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Initial TransverseMetacentre (MAR Rev.07/01/01)1
INITIAL TRANSVERSE METACENTRE
This is the point of intersection of the lines of action o buoyancy force (Bf) when the ship is in the upright andsubsequentlyheeled conditions
within small angles of heel.
BB
1
=
v × dV
BB
1
bb
1
M
Bf
where
v
is the volume of the transferred wedge of buoyancy and
V
is the ship¶s volume of displacement.

Initial TransverseMetacentre (MAR Rev.07/01/01)2
If B is plotted for several small angles of heel it may be assumedthat it follows the arc of a circle centred at M.
M
B B
1
B
2
B
3
BM is termed the
and the height of the initialtransverse metacentre (KM) may be calculated thus:
M
=
B + B
M

Initial TransverseMetacentre (MAR Rev.07/01/01)3
Calculating
M
for

box-sh
aped ve
ss
el
s
For a box-shaped vessel on an even keel:

B =
d
r
aug
h
t
2
and;

B
M
=
IV
where
I
is the moment of inertia (second moment of area) of theWPA and
V
is the volume of displacement of the box-shapedvessel.For a box-shaped vessel:
I
=
L
B
3
12
where
L
and
B
are the length and breadth of the WPArespectively.Therefore:Thus: Note that this formula can obviously be simplified further!
B
M
=
L
B
3
12
V
M
BOX
=
d
r
aug
h
t
+
L
B
3
2 12
L
B
d