I'm interested in learning the basics for hydrostatics (the stuff all the computers do these days) including basic theoretical calculations.
One of my first questions would be how to calculate the displacement of a vessel when you arent given the weight. There probably is a simple formula, but I don't know much.
If specifically, for an inclining experiment, you are given the draft, the density of water, the inclining weight, angle of inclination, LCG of weight and VCG of weight, how would you go about calculating the GM? I understand that to do so, you would need a formula along the lines of:
weight moved x distance moved / displacement x (tan of heel angle)
The first step would be to calculate the displacement, then it seems the rest of the formula values are given, so it becomes straightforward.
Also, can somebody walk me through manually calculating GZ's from a KN table and plotting a GZ curve for a particular loading condition?
Appreciate any help and input given. Just a side note, I'm not particularly looking for answers like "go and read this book" as people are usually more specific and easier to understand when they explain it. Not that I'm not reading any books though. I'm trying to :)