Buoyancy of a Floating Cube
A cube with a volume of 1 m3 is placed in a liquid, and depending on the specific gravities of the cube and the liquid, the cube either floats or sinks. The cube material and the type of liquid are selected with drop-down menus, or custom specific gravities are specified with sliders. The displaced liquid volume, the cube weight, and the buoyant force are shown. If the cube floats, the distance from the top of the cube to the liquid surface is shown.
This simulation was made at the University of Colorado Boulder, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. Author: Neil Hendren