center of buoyancy


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Noun1.center 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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UC-Ika 1 is neutrally buoyant with an approximate weight of 4 kg while the center of buoyancy is above that of the mass (Figure 3).
If the internal density of the organism is not homogeneous, the center of mass (the center of gravity) does not necessarily coincide with the centroid (the center of buoyancy).

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