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Re: Did Costa Concordia sink the wrong way?
« Reply #25 on: 24/02/2012 01:45:32 »
I did a little mental study about ballast today.



It turns out that water ballast becomes ineffective if they are flooded over the top of the ballast tanks with an equal-density water.

A steel or lead ballast would continue to maintain a low center of gravity, and stability.

A lighter than water ballast such as oil might even cause negative stability.
 

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Re: Did Costa Concordia sink the wrong way?
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