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The Floating Plank


Delbourgo, R, The Floating Plank, American Journal of Physics, 55, (9) pp. 799-802. ISSN 0002-9505 (1987) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1119/1.14991


The stable floating configuration of a long plank of rectangular cross section depends on the relative density of the plank to the fluid and on the ratio of the sides. The complete solution of this metacentric problem is given.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Physical Sciences
Research Group:Particle and high energy physics
Research Field:Particle physics
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the physical sciences
UTAS Author:Delbourgo, R (Professor Robert Delbourgo)
ID Code:90716
Year Published:1987
Web of Science® Times Cited:9
Deposited By:Mathematics and Physics
Deposited On:2014-04-16
Last Modified:2014-04-16

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