One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The centroid of the immersed part of a ship or other floating body.
- ‘When a ship heels, the center of buoyancy B moves away from the centre-plane, and hence it creates restoring moment around the centre of gravity G.’
- ‘Although this position appears to enhance stability as determined from the arrow model, it also appears to be nearly coincident with the center of buoyancy.’
- ‘This is difficult to do since the center of your body mass is about 6 inches above your navel, but your center of buoyancy is between your armpits.’
- ‘This distance is called the metacentric height, which takes negative values when the center of mass is above the center of buoyancy, as is common among fishes.’
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