Does anyone know how to calculate how much volume of air is required to make an object buoyant?
I'm about to construct a floating golf green and would like to know how much volume of air will be required to make it float. Is there a simple equation that could give me this volume? I'd like to go about this scientifically rather than just shoving random numbers of air tight containers underneath!
What measurements do I require other than the mass of the object? I think this will be approximately 150kg.
Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.
1. I assume that the object should float in water.
Originally Posted by rhyster
2. Since the ratio of water you must only make the volume sufficiently large. With your example: With a mass of 150 kg you need at least a allover volume of 150 dm≥.