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JDK1.0.2 simulations (1996-2001) => Dynamics => Topic started by: Fu-Kwun Hwang on January 29, 2004, 05:03:46 pm

Title: Buoyant Force
Post by: Fu-Kwun Hwang on January 29, 2004, 05:03:46 pm
  1. A completely submerged body displaces a volume of liquid equal to its own volume. The buoyant force equals the weight of the fluid displaced.

  2. When an object weights less than the total volume of fluid it can displace, it will settle down until the buoyant force equals the weight and it floats partially submerged.

 This java applet shows effect of buoyant force acting on an object (less dense than water).

  1. You can change the density of the floating object (square block)

  2. click the mouse near the top of the gray area within top left block.

    drag the mouse up and down to change the density.

  3. Another block on the right has the same amount of gray area

    1. this gray area will be redistributed uniformly.

    2. (Same mass distributed over larger volume --> less density)

    3. the block starts moving down until the buoyant force equals its weight.

    4. the volume displaced is represented by the gray area at the lower left corner.

    5. the curve for pressure varies with depth is shown on the right side.

  4. When the block is in equilibrium,

  5. you can click within the block and drag it up and down.

    the difference between the gravitation force and the buoyant force cause the block to move sinusoidally. (SHM)

  6. During the animation:

  7. press the mouse button to suspend the animation. (release the mouse button to resume)

Title: Buoyance force
Post by: on January 30, 2004, 07:37:48 am
Subject: Buoyance force
Date: Sat, 16 Aug 1997 07:09:52 -0500
From: "K. M. Isaac" <kmisaac@rollanet.org>
Organization: MM Enterprise
To: hwang@phy03.phy.ntnu.edu.tw
Mr. Hwang,
Your buyancy force animation is very good. I plan to use it in my fluid mechancis course.
K. M. Isaac University of Missouri-Rolla

Title: topic7
Post by: mudit on April 14, 2005, 06:01:03 pm
why dont you make simulations about advanced physics

Title: Re: Buoyant Force
Post by: k1mmje on March 20, 2008, 08:28:30 am
Mr Ong can u explain what  is happening??

Title: Re: Buoyant Force
Post by: Fu-Kwun Hwang on March 21, 2008, 07:51:13 pm
Could you explain in more detail what is your question? What you did not really understand?

Title: Re: Buoyant Force
Post by: jamesdamon on October 15, 2015, 02:13:05 pm
This was really an interesting topic and I kinda agree with what you have mentioned here!