Problem 56P

The bottom of a steel “boat” is a 5.0 m × 10 m × 2.0 cm piece of steel (ρ steel = 7900 kg/m3 ). The sides are made of 0.50-cm-thick steel. What minimum height must the sides have for this boat to float in perfectly calm water?

Solution

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In this problem, we have to find the minimum height must the sides have for this boat to float in perfectly calm water. The free body diagram of this problem is given below.