What Is a Buoyant Force?
The buoyant force is the upward force exerted on an object wholly or partly immersed in a fluid. This upward force is also called Upthrust. Due to the buoyant force, a body submerged partially or fully in a fluid appears to lose its weight, i.e. appears to be lighter. The following factors affect buoyant force: the density of the fluid, the volume of the fluid displaced, the local acceleration due to gravity. An object whose density is greater than that of the fluid in which it is submerged tends to sink. If the object is either less dense than the liquid or is shaped appropriately (as in a boat), the force can keep the object afloat. In terms of relative density, if the relative density is less than one, it floats in water and substances with a relative density greater than one sink in water.
How to Calculate Buoyant Force on Flat Plate of Uniform Thickness?
Buoyant Force on Flat Plate of Uniform Thickness calculator uses Buoyant Force = Density of Fluid*[g]*Vertical Distance of Point from Free Surface*Area of Surface to calculate the Buoyant Force, The Buoyant Force on Flat Plate of Uniform Thickness formula is defined as the product of density of fluid, gravitational acceleration, vertical distance from free surface and area of surface. It is a common experience that an object feels lighter and weighs less in a liquid than it does in air. This can be demonstrated easily by weighing a heavy object in water by a waterproof spring scale. Also, objects made of wood or other light materials float on water. These and other observations suggest that a fluid exerts an upward force on a body immersed in it. This force that tends to lift the body is called the buoyant force. The buoyant force is caused by the increase of pressure with depth in a fluid. Buoyant Force is denoted by F_{buoyant} symbol.
How to calculate Buoyant Force on Flat Plate of Uniform Thickness using this online calculator? To use this online calculator for Buoyant Force on Flat Plate of Uniform Thickness, enter Density of Fluid (ρ_{Fluid}), Vertical Distance of Point from Free Surface (h) & Area of Surface (A) and hit the calculate button. Here is how the Buoyant Force on Flat Plate of Uniform Thickness calculation can be explained with given input values -> 664.9276 = 1.225*[g]*4.5*12.3.