A barge is deployed in sea water (S.G = 1.03). The dimensions of the barge are as shown in the figure. The total weight of the barge is 32 tons. Check if the barge will float or sink and check its stability in both directions.
To check if the barge will float or sink :
Therefore , the barge will float !
To check the stability :
Second , check the stability of the floating body :
For the other direction :