guys, how the FUCK does this thing float? i dont really understand how beyonce works to begin with, but this thing just looks to heavy am i right?
An object that sinks displaces an amount of fluid equal to the object's volume. Thus buoyancy is expressed through Archimedes' principle, which states that the weight of the object is reduced by its volume multiplied by the density of the fluid. If the weight of the object is less than this displaced quantity, the object floats; if more, it sinks. The amount of fluid displaced is directly related (via Archimedes' Principle) to its weight.
>i dont really understand how beyonce works to begin with
This i think hides the valuable insight of bouyancy. That is, things are are less dense than the medium they're in experience a force against gravity (see pic). So what you're getting is the net density of the mass below the water level is less than 1 g/ml. Ships are shaped so that despite all that heavy steel, it's mostly air (density 1 kg/m^3).
it's not a sphere, it's a giant marshmallow, cf the pic's name.
anyway, this big ship is a nice boat.
Here's some layman's terms. You get that as you go deeper the pressure rises, right? Therefore, there's more more pressure on the area of the bottom of the ship than at the surface, hence more force, so it is pushed up. It settles at the point where this buoyant force is equal to the force of gravity on the ship.
Everything that's been said above and the simple fact that the platform is a lot lighter than you imagine it is. If it was anything like a solid volume it would break the back of the ship like a twig.
>not one mention of metacentres as a key component of stability
sci I thought you were better than this.
Also, in general, what kind of engineer designs vessels such as this?
Civil engineers turned Naval architects?
>Also, in general, what kind of engineer designs vessels such as this?
>Civil engineers turned Naval architects?
"The Dockwise group comprises four global companies that provide specialty heavy marine transport services."
omagad, so many big boats