Mechanical Engineering - Hydraulics and Fluid Mechanics - Discussion


A body floating in a liquid is said to be in a stable equilibrium, if its metacentre coincides with its centre of gravity.

[A]. True
[B]. False

Answer: Option B


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Sakthivel K said: (Oct 23, 2013)  
For a stable equilibrium the metacentre should lie above the centre of gravity. For a neutral equilibrium the metacentre should coincide with centre of gravity.

Sunny said: (Jun 25, 2015)  
For stable M greater than Cg.
Neutral equilibrium M=Cg.

Gopala Krishnan said: (Jul 15, 2015)  
What is meant by metacentre?

Tej said: (Jan 25, 2016)  
Meta means changing, centre means point through which it rotates finally known as changing center. A body tilted about a point stability, neutrally, unstably is known as meta centric point.

Abhishek Lunge said: (Feb 3, 2016)  
Metacentre is the point about which the body starts oscillating, and metacentric height is the difference between centre of gravity (cg) and metacentre.

Apoorva said: (Mar 6, 2016)  
Answer should be true because at neutral condition, metacentre coincides with cg of body.

Anil Ranshur said: (Feb 5, 2018)  
@Apoorva they asked for stable condition.

Answer 'A' is correct.

Pranav said: (Feb 5, 2018)  
Easy code:

Stabe eq.--- M a G & B a G above.
Ustab eq --- M b G & B b G below.
Netrl eq --- MG & BG Coinside.

Manoj Thakur said: (Aug 31, 2018)  
Thanks all.

Kataiah Sajja said: (Aug 1, 2019)  
Thanks @Tej.

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