ME326_HW1_31Aug2011

ME326_HW1_31Aug2011 - ME 326-Homework Assignment #1 Due: 31...

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ME 326-Homework Assignment #1 Due: 31 August 2011 Topic: Dimensions, Units, and Basic Properties of System you may need to consult other reference materials to obtain some of the unit conversion values required to solve these problems Problem #1: Lake Travis is large impoundment on the Colorado River located approximately fifteen miles west of Austin, TX. Lake Travis supplies most of the water for the region around Austin. According the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA), Lake Travis currently (25 August 2011) contains approximately 489,000 acre-ft of water. If all of the waters of Lake Travis were gathered into a sphere, what would be the diameter of such a sphere in: a) meters, b) ft, c) miles? Problem #2: Considering the volume of water provided in Problem #1, what is the current mass of Lake Travis if the average density of the water is 998 kg/m 3 in a) kg, b) slugs? Problem #3:

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This note was uploaded on 12/14/2011 for the course ME 326 taught by Professor Schmidt during the Fall '07 term at University of Texas.

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