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Center of Pressure on a Submerged Surface

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Data Analysis
Table 1. Raw data collected from the experiment
Mass, m (gm) Depth of immersion, d (mm)
100.3 64
200.2 93
300.5 119
400.5 143
499.9 168
599.8 194
499.5 164
399.7 144
299.8 119
199.8 93
99.9 64

Table 2. Thrust and depth of center of pressure (experimental and theoretical)


Thrust, F Depth of Center of Pressure, h Depth of Center of Pressure, h
(N) experimental (mm) Theoretical (mm)
1.466634 187.85 178.67
3.096904 177.56 169
5.070558 162.78 160.33
7.322071 150.24 152.33
10.10603 135.87 144
13.47613 122.25 135.33
9.630516 142.46 145.33
7.424836 147.86 152
5.070558 162.40 160.33
3.096904 177.21 169
1.466634 187.09 178.67
Depth of immersion vs Thrust
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14
12 R = 1
10
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Thrust (N)
6
4
2
0
40 60 80 100 120 140 160 180 200 220

Depth of immersion (mm)

Figure 1. Plot of Depth of Immersion vs Thrust

Depth of immersion vs experimental center of pressure


200
R = 0.99
150

Center of pressure (mm) 100

50

0
50 100 150 200 250

Depth of immersion (mm)

Figure 2. Plot of Depth of Immersion vs Depth of experimental center of pressure


Depth of immersion vs theoretical center of pressure
200

R = 1
150

Center of pressure (mm) 100

50

0
50 100 150 200 250

Depth of immersion (mm)

Figure 3. Plot of Depth of Immersion vs Depth of Theoretical center of pressure