The Metacentric Height Demonstration Unit, "FME11", designed by EDIBON, allows the study of the stability of a floating object by calculating its metacentric height.
The unit consists of a floating methacrylate prismatic base, on which a vertical mast is supported, to which an adjustable movable mass has been added to change the gravity center position.
A weight that can be moved horizontally and vertically allows the inclination of the floating base to be varied.
A plumb bob, fixed to the top of the mast, is used to measure the angle of inclination of the floating base with the help of a graduated scale.
- Study of the stability of a floating body. Angular displacements.
- Study of the stability of a floating body. Different positions of the center of gravity.
- Determination of the metacentric height.