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Ship Stability

Dr. Arwa Hussein







GZ = arm of stability

Righting moment = W * GZ
B
K
W G
B

GM = KB +BM -KG
KG = center of gravity of ship
KB = center of buoyancy of under
water part
BM = Metacentric Radius
GM = Metacentric hieght

Inclining Experiment

to determine KG

Heeling moment = weight * distance
= w * d

Righting moment= displacement * GM *


From pendulum

tan = a/l




GM = (w * d) /( * )

= a/l
For each there is corresponding GZ


Free surface effect


Suspended Weight Effect


End of Lecture