## What is righting lever in ship stability?

Righting lever (GZ) is defined as the horizontal distance, measured in metres, between the centre of gravity (G) and the vertical line of action of the buoyancy force (Bf) acting through the centre of buoyancy (B1) when the ship is heeled.

### How do you calculate GZ?

GZ=GM sin φ and is called the righting lever. GM is known as the metacentric height. For a given position of G, as M can be taken as fixed for small inclinations, GM will be constant for any particular waterline.

#### What will happen to the righting lever GZ when the vessel heels?

By loading less the vessel will have more freeboard and the values of the righting lever (GZ) will, in general, be higher. The point of vanishing stability will also be higher, i.e. the vessel’s ability to return to upright after having been heeled to large angles of heel is better.

**What is GZ ship stability?**

GZ is known as the righting arm. The plot of the righting arm GZ calculated as the function of the heel angle, at constant displacement and vertical centre of gravity KG values, is used to measure the ship stability at large angles of heels. It is called the curve of statical stability.

**What are the three types of ship stability?**

There are three types of equilibrium conditions that can occur, for a floating ship, depending on the relation between the positions of the centre of gravity and centre of buoyancy….Intact Stability of Surface Ships:

- Stable Equilibrium: Study the figure below.
- Neutral Equilibrium:
- Unstable Equilibrium:

## What is the maximum righting lever?

The righting lever GZ should be at least 0.20 m at an angle of heel equal to or greater than 30°. 5. The maximum righting arm should occur at an angle of heel preferably exceeding 30° but not less than 25°.

### How is ship stability calculated?

Basically it is the ratio between the centre of gravity and the distribution of a vessel’s buoyancy that determines the vessel’s abil- ity to get back on an even keel. The vessel’s own weight and the distribution of the weights on the vessel are essential for determining the vessel’s stability.

#### What is G in stability?

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). This is usually referred to as having a positive GM or a positive initial stability.

**What is Ship Stability condition?**

Ship stability is the ability of a ship to float in an upright position and, if inclined under action of an external force, to return to this position after the external force has ceased acting. Stability is not connected with a defined direction.

**How does freeboard affect stability?**

Effects of Beam and Freeboard on Stability Now return to the original vessel. When the vessel is now inclined beyond this angle of heel, the increase in the freeboard will cause an increase in the waterplane area and, thus, the righting levers will also be increased.

## What is poor stability?

Failure in stability can be the result of repeated rebuilding of a vessel, where a number of small changes suddenly has a great impact on stability. It may also be due to changes in fishing patterns as well as fishing in other waters where external influences are different.

### What are the three types of stability?

There are three types of equilibrium: stable, unstable, and neutral.

#### What is the calculation of the righting lever curve?

Calculation of the righting lever curve The righting lever curve represents a ship’s ability to withstand external heeling moments, e.g. due to wind and waves. When a ship heels to an angle ϕ, the center of buoyancy is shifted from the point B 0 to the point B ϕ. The center of gravity G may also shift, if there are liquid loads.

**How do you get the righting lever for a displacement?**

To obtain the righting levers for a particular displacement and KG, the values of KN are first obtained from the curves by inspection at the displacement concerned. The correct righting levers are then obtained by subtracting from the KN values a correction equal to the product of the KG and sin heel.

**How is the righting lever curve related to buoyancy?**

The righting lever curve represents a ship’s ability to withstand external heeling moments, e.g. due to wind and waves. When a ship heels to an angle ϕ, the center of buoyancy is shifted from the point B 0 to the point B ϕ. The center of gravity G may also shift, if there are liquid loads.

## Which is better the righting lever or the point of vanishing stability?

By loading less the vessel will have more freeboard and the values of the righting lever ( GZ) will be higher. The point of vanishing stability will also be higher, i.e. the vessel’s ability to return to upright after having been heeled to large angles of heel is better.