What a marine surveyor needs to know about metacentric stability, the inclining experiment, heel and rolling tests (ebook only)
This handy guide, authored by Elliott Berry, a Fellow of the International Institute of Marine Surveying, covers an area that for many marine surveyors remains something of a dark art. Yet understanding stability and the theory and practice of why a vessel floats is something all surveyors must understand.
The handy guide is presented in four distinct parts:
Part 1 – The inclining experiment
Part 2 – A typical inclining experiment report for a steel yacht
Part 3 – An approximate determination of a small vessel’s stability by means of the rolling period tests
Part 4 – The statical stability and stability criteria
An experienced practicing marine surveying practitioner, Elliott presents the theory using a number of formulae backed by helpful diagrams and illustrations to show what the marine surveyor should do and be aware of when conducting inclining experiments and heel tests.
What a marine surveyor needs to know about metacentric stability, the inclining experiment, heel and rolling tests is an essential companion for experienced and less experienced surveyors alike and runs to 36 pages.
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