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HAUTEUR METACENTRIQUE [1 record]

Record 1 2017-11-10

English

Subject field(s)
  • Metrology and Units of Measure
  • Shipbuilding
DEF

The distance measured from the metacenter to the center of gravity.

CONT

The distance between G and M is known as the metacentric height (GM). A stable vessel when upright is said to have a positive metacentric height (GM), i.e. when the metacentre (M) is found to be above the centre of gravity (G).

French

Domaine(s)
  • Unités de mesure et métrologie
  • Constructions navales
DEF

Distance du métacentre au centre de gravité.

CONT

La distance entre G et M est nommée hauteur métacentrique (GM). Un bateau est stable, en position droite s'il a une hauteur métacentrique positive (GM), c'est-à-dire lorsque le métacentre (M) se trouve au-dessus du centre de gravité (G).

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Metrología y unidades de medida
  • Construcción naval
DEF

Distancia entre el metacentro y el centro de gravedad.

CONT

La distancia entre G y M se conoce como la altura metacéntrica (GM). Un buque estable en posición de adrizado tiene una altura metacéntrica (GM) positiva, es decir, el metacentro (M) se encuentra por encima del centro de gravedad (G).

OBS

GM: por sus siglas en inglés.

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