Practice Problems on Fluid Statics
C. Wassgren, Purdue University
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Last Updated:
2010 Aug 30
manometry_01
Compartments A and B of the tank shown in the figure below are closed and filled with air and a liquid with a
specific gravity equal to 0.6.
If atmospheric pressure is 101 kPa (abs) and the pressure gage reads 3.5 kPa (gage),
determine the manometer reading,
h
.
Answer(s):
4
1
Hg
1
liquid
2
H20
liquid
1
1
p
p
h
SG
L
SG
L
g
SG
liquid with a
specific gravity of 0.6
air
h
3.5 kPa (gage)
3.0 cm
mercury with a
specific gravity of 13.6
water
open to the atmosphere
A
B
2.0 cm

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