centre of buoyancy


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Related to centre of buoyancy: centre of gravity, Metacentric height
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Noun1.centre of buoyancy - (physics) the center of mass of the immersed part of ship or other floating object
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
center of mass, centre of mass - point representing the mean position of the matter in a body
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The wide hull gives her stability, the centre of buoyancy goes to leeward when she heels over, so the crew weight has more leverage, which in turn means there is no need for as much weight in the keel.
He told the Evening Chronicle, in the 1960s, that his idea was to put one of his "engines" into a specially built boat in which the centre of buoyancy can be controlled and altered to suit conditions.

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