Metacentric Height

The position of the metacentre can be varied to produce stable and unstable equilibrium.

The equipment consists of a plastic rectangular floating pontoon where the centre of gravity can be varied by an adjustable weight which slides and can be clamped in any position on a vertical mast.

A single plumb bob is suspended from the mast which indicates the angle of heel on a calibrated scale. A weight with lateral adjustment enables the degree of heel to be varied and hence the stability of the pontoon determined.

The equipment does not require a separate water tank as it may be used on the hydraulics bench by filling the volumetric tank.


Pump 0.37 kW
Bench top dimensions Approx. 126 cm long x 77 cm wide
Measuring weight Over 45 kg
Load hanger and equivalent weights 1 lot.
Main storage tank Approx. 170 L.
Accessories Stop watch and outlet hose with fittings for connection to accessory
Power supply 220 V, 1 Ph, 50 Hz. Other power supply is available on request.

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