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Homework Help: Calculate hydrostatic thrust

  1. May 31, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A trapezoidal mass concrete retaining wall 6m high,1.5m wide at the top and 3m at the base retains water to its full height. calculate the hydrostatic thrust on the retaining wall and a factor of safety against oveerturning. take the density of water to be 1000kg/m3 and the weight of the concrete to be 24KN/m3

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    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. May 31, 2009 #2
    iv posted a similar question to one iv received but am struggeling with the theory a walk through would be much appreciated or a answer i could work back if any body could help i would be really greatful thanks
  4. Jun 3, 2009 #3


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    paul orourke: You must post some relevant equations, and show your work; then someone might check your math.
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