A pontoon is allowed to float in a small tank having a transparent side. Removable steel strips are placed in the model for the purpose of changing the weight of the model. Displacement of weight is measured with the help of a scale. By means of a pendulum (consisting of a weight suspended 10 a long pointer) the angle of tilt can be measured on a graduated arc. For tilting the ship model, a cross bar with two movable hangers is fixed on the model. Pendulum and graduated arc are suitably fixed at the center of the cross bar. A set of weights is supplied with the apparatus. EXPERIMENTS - Determination of the Metacentric height and position of the Metacentric height with angle of heel of ship model. Salient Features
Pontoon : Size 300 x 150 mm (Approx.> with a Horizontal Guide Bar for aliding weight.
Stainless Steel Pontoon : Size 600 X 400 X 400 mm (Approx.)
Front Window of Tank : made of Glass / Perspex
A set of weights is supplied with the apparatus.
The whole Set- up is well designed and arranged in a good quality painted structure.