The Heritage of Archimedes in Ship Hydrostatics: 2000 Years from Theories to Applications

  title={The Heritage of Archimedes in Ship Hydrostatics: 2000 Years from Theories to Applications},
  author={Horst Nowacki},
Archimedes left to posterity his famous treatise “On Floating Bodies”, which establishes the physical foundations for the floatability and stability of ships and other maritime objects. Yet since this treatise was long lost and also simply ignored by practitioners, it took many centuries before Archimedes’ brilliant insights were actually applied in ship design and ship safety assessment. This article traces the tedious acceptance of Archimedes’ principles of hydrostatics and stability in… 
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