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Unformatted text preview: the center of mass: restoration buoyant force . I buoyant force Centroid below the center of mass: disaster analysis also applies to surface ships, but in this case the buoyant force acts upward through the centroid of the por-tion of the ship that is submerged. This point is called the center offlotation. One must design and load a ship to keep the center of flotation above the center of mass. Putting a .lot of heavy cargo on the deck, for instance, tends to raise the center of mass and destabilize the ship....
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This note was uploaded on 09/08/2008 for the course EAC 101 taught by Professor Tyler/ralston during the Fall '08 term at University of Louisville.
- Fall '08