Problem 3.69 - Problem 3.69 Given: Geometry of dam Find:...

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Problem 3.69 [Difficulty: 2] Given: Geometry of dam Find: Vertical force on dam Assumption: Water is static and incompressible Solution: Basic equation: dp dh ρ g = For incompressible fluid pp atm ρ g h + = where h is measured downwards from the free surface The force on each horizontal section (depth d = 0.5 m and width w = 3 m) is Fp A = p atm ρ g h + () d w = Hence the total force is F T p atm p atm ρ g h + + p atm ρ g 2 h + + p atm ρ 3 g
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This note was uploaded on 10/19/2011 for the course EGN 3353C taught by Professor Lear during the Fall '07 term at University of Florida.

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