GZ characteristic curve on a model vessel - Help!

Discussion in 'Education' started by mallia.s, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. mallia.s
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    mallia.s Junior Member

    HI all,

    I am working on a project and am required to extract the GZ curve of a model replica of an existing fishing boat

    The real boat weighs 2600kg, displaces 2.54m^3 water, length 6.7m (salt water - 1025kg/m3)

    The replica is 1:14 scale - measuring 0.479m. (fresh water - 1000kg/m3)

    How should I calculate the displacement of the replica? [If you had to divide the mass by 14, it results in 185kg! ... not very realistic I suppose!] Do I need to divide something qubed (^3)?

    thanks for your feedback!

  2. froudedude
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    froudedude Junior Member

    do you have lines or a point cloud for this boat. GZ will be a function of volume, as you need the center of bouyance
  3. PhotoBoatGuy
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    PhotoBoatGuy Rhino fanatic


    Did you ever get an answer to your question?

    If you are still interested, please drop me a line

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