Day: July 21, 2018

Mechanical Ballasts

Mechanical Ballasts

Ship Ballasts


“How can we provide stability to a vessel?”


One of the most important things that a vessel must watch out for is its stability. If the weight is not distributed correctly, then the entire ship can capsize! So how can we use our engineering mindset to solve this problem? Well, what if we were to add some additional weight to another part of the ship to increase its inertia and resilience. This extra weight is called a Ship Ballast and is an essential part of modern Seafair.