Static Equilibrium of Floating Bodies 2,3,4,5 (HYDROSTATICS)

Duration: 01.09.2001-31.08.2002 (12 months)

Coordination: Instituto Superior Técnico


Funding Entity: Ministry for Science and Technology, Unit for Living Science

To promote the difusion among young students of basic cientific methods, relating to Naval Architecture. The principle of Archimedes, the concept of centre of flotation and the bi-dimensional graphs of inclining moments versus angles are classic instruments in the statics of floating bodies. This project aims at the measurement of these values and at the experimental and graphical verification of its relations. It intends to be significant for all the young students, in its great diversity of aptitudes and motivations, making use only of commonly available technology. Also, it is more suggesting by using models of current boats and ships.

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