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The final analysis of a floating barrel. Flotation Part III

Bouyancy calcs for greater than 50% immersed.

Tonight’s post is the last of the posts about buoyancy and calculating the lift of a plastic barrel immersed in water. This shows the calculations for a barrel supporting a weight causing the barrel to be immersed greater that 50%.

The calculations are very similar to the

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A Plastic Barrel Pontoon Raft – Part 1

This post and video is the first of three describing a raft or platform supported by plastic barrel pontoons. This is the enjoyable part of the process; thinking of the idea and doing the rough calculations. The harder part will be the next video, do some more precise calculations. This is being done because I

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Buoyancy and Archimedes’ Principle.

Buoyancy of a partially Immersed container

Before I get into the material of this post I need to make one announcement. For some reason Hotmail and related services seem to be not delivering a lot of the e-mails for the subscription service. When I get one of those I unsubscribe the e-mail address. It

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Post 54A – Buoyancy of PVC pipe – Revisited.

Pipe less than 1/2 immersed

Sometimes I get so intent on figuring out a problem, I do a lot more than is necessary. In Post 53A, I showed a graphical method of calculating the buoyancy of PVC pipe and tried with a 3″ pipe. I found it would not get the job done. This

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Post 53A – Calculating Buoyancy of a piece of PVC Pipe.

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UPDATE: I have added several new posts with a better way of creating a raft. PVC Pipe would be an expensive way of getting the job done, Plastic Barrels would be much much cheaper.

Please check out the following four posts. A Plastic Barrel Pontoon Raft Part 1

A Plastic Barrel Pontoon Raft Part 2

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