These forces can be analyzed best by dividing them into their horizontal and

# These forces can be analyzed best by dividing them

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These forces can be analyzed best by dividing them into their horizontal and vertical components. Analyzing this type of forces is important for water tanks, pipes, and curved gates. Abdelal
Magnitude of resultant force: 1. The horizontal component of the total hydrostatic force is always equal to the total pressure on the vertical projection of the surface 2. The vertical component is always equal to weight of the entire water column above the surface extending vertically to the free surface. Abdelal
Location of resultant force: 1. The resultant force of the horizontal component can be located through the center of pressure of this projection 2. The resultant force in the vertical component can be located through the centroid of the column. Abdelal
A 10 meter long curved gate is depicted in the figure below. It is retaining a 6 meter deep water in a storage tank. Determine magnitude and direction of the total hydrostatic force on the gate. Does the force pass through point A. Explain Abdelal

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• Pressure measurement, Vacuum, Water Pressure

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