How does it work? GLM calculates the buoyancy and the weights involved using the given loads, finding drafts and tank levels. It bases its calculations on a detailed model of the ship and its tanks -- in conjunction with light ship weight distribution if longitudinal strength is being calculated.

The stability assessment can take many forms, depending on the requirements of the particular vessel:

Depending on the type of the vessel and its needs, there are many auxiliary features that are available to the naval architect who configures the GLM for the particular vessel. Buttons around the periphery of the GLM window give access to such features.

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