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Unformatted text preview: 3 = V prop 953 in 3 = The volume of the tank is given by a cylinder diameter D length L, D 2 L/4 and a sphere (two halves) given by D 3 /6 V tank D 2 4 L D 3 6 + = V tank 12 in ( ) 2 4 8 in 12 in ( ) 3 6 + = V tank 1810 in 3 = The ratio of propane to tank volumes is V prop V tank 53 % = This seems low, and can be explained by a) tanks are not filled completely, b) the geometry of the tank gave an overestimate of the volume (the ends are not really hemispheres, and we have not allowed for tank wall thickness)....
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- Fall '07
- Fluid Mechanics