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Unformatted text preview: the experiment with the theory. A water tower is very useful when necessary during fires. It stands forty meters above the ground while holding forty hundred thousand gallons of water. It pumps two thousand gallons of water per minute with a pressure of four atmospheres. As an engineer, there are many factors to be aware of like the pressure of the water tower and the stability of the tower in case of an earthquake or flood. Shock absorbers consist of a spring, plunger, and oil. Due to friction from the plunger pushing down on the oil, the motion is slowed down and is absorbed. The energy being pushed down is converted into the oil making it hotter. A bike pump also uses a plunger but instead it is used to push air into bike tires. A valve is at the end of the pump where air doesn’t come out during pumping. The factors that might affect the outcome are zero loss, friction loss, and air loss....
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This note was uploaded on 08/22/2010 for the course EME 61671 taught by Professor Christinadavis during the Fall '08 term at UC Davis.
- Fall '08