Definition of Centre of buoyancy

1. Noun. (physics) the center of mass of the immersed part of ship or other floating object.

Definition of Centre of buoyancy

1. Noun. (nautical) the point through which the resultant of all buoyant forces on an immersed hull are assumed to act; the centre of mass of the displaced water ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Centre Of Buoyancy

centre back
centre bit
centre circle
centre forward
centre half
centre halves
centre median de Luys
centre of attention
centre of buoyancy (current term)
centre of curvature
centre of effort
centre of flotation
centre of gravity
centre of immersion
centre of inertia
centre of lift
centre of ossification
centre of ridge
centre of rotation
centre of symmetry
centre parting
centre spread

Literary usage of Centre of buoyancy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Elementary Treatise on Natural Philosophy by Augustin Privat-Deschanel (1893)
"It will depend upon the form of the body whether this lateral movement of the centre of buoyancy is sufficient to carry it beyond the vertical through the ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"This centre of gravity is usually known in relation to the ship as the " centre of buoyancy." The weight of thi» water may be supposed to bo concentrated at ..."

3. A Manual of Machinery and Millwork by William John Macquorn Rankine (1893)
"The Centre of Buoyancy of a solid wholly or partly immersed in a liquid is the centre of gravity of the mass of liquid displaced. The resultant pressure of ..."

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