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Civil Engineering Department CVE 240 – FLUID MECHANICS
Assignment 3_SOLUTIONS is
Q.1) Gate AB in Figure 1 is 2m wide in to the paper, hinged at A, and restrained by a stop at B.
The water is at 10 oC. If the water depth h=3.5 m, compute
a) The force on stop B
b) The reactions at A (with zero gate weight).
(Answers 44.24kN, 36.7kN, 0)
The centroid of AB is 0.75m below A, hence the centroidal depth is h -1.5+0.75 = 2.75 ft. Then
the total hydrostatic force on the gate is
F=γ hCG Agate=(9.810 )(2.75)(1.5*2) = 80.93kN
The C.P. is below the centroid by the amount
_ y cp = y + I
_ yA = 2.75 + 2 * 1.5 3 / 12
2.75 * (2 * 1.5) This is shown on the freebody of the gate. We find force Bx with moments about A:
The reaction force at A then follow from equilibrium of forces (with zero weight)
=0 Q.2) Determine the resultant forces due to the water acting on the submerged rectangular panels
A and B shown in Figure 2. Panel A has an area of 2m x 1m, and panel B an area of 2m x 1.5m.
At what points do these forces act?
(Answers 49050 N-2.63m & 50240 N-2.55m)
1 * 2 3 / 12
y cp = y + _ = 2.5 +
F=γ hCG Agate=9810*(1.5+1)(2*1)=49050 N
2 .5 * ( 2 .5 * 2 )
_ F=γ hCG Agate=9810*(1+1*Sin45)*(2*1.5)=50240 N
1+1*Sin45 y cp = y + I
_ yA = 2.41 + 1.5 * 2 3 / 12
2.41 * (1.5 * 2) Q.3) The rectangular gate CD is 2 m wide and 2.5 m long (Figure 3). Neglecting the friction at
the hinge C, determine the weight of the gate necessary to keep it shut until the water level rises
to 2m above the hinge.
(Answer PB=272.7kN) Q.4) A 2-m wide gate OAB is hinged at O and rest against a rigid support at B as shown in Figure 4. What minimum horizontal force, P, is required to hold the gate closed? Neglect the
weight of the gate.
Solution: Q.5) A bulkhead 5 m long divides a storage tank. One side of the tank is filled with oil of
density 800 kg/m3 to depth of 2 m and the other side is filled with water to a depth of 1 m, as
shown in Figure 5. Determine the resultant pressure force and its location. Solution: ...
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