1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Calculate the capacity of the tank

  1. Nov 21, 2014 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Calculate the capacity of the tank.


    Capacity of the tank when filled to its maximum height in pounds and gallons



    Maximum height =



    Gallons:



    Pounds: ______ gallons*8.34 pounds/gallon*.84 = ______ pounds(note the units again)


    Calculate the pounds/square foot and pounds/square inch pressure on the bottom of the tank when it is 8’4” full of a hydrocarbon with a specific gravity of .84.



    Since we have the weight of a cubic foot of the material (8.34 pounds/gallon * 7.481 gallons/cu ft * .84 = 52.41 pounds/cu ft) it is easy to get the pounds/square foot: 52.41 pounds/ft3 * 8.333 ft =____

    (Note the units again.)

    2. Relevant equations


    3. The attempt at a solution
    Maximum height = 95% which = 95 divide by 100 times 20 = 19

    Gallons are pie which is 3.1416 times (14.167)2 times 19 = 11980.067

    One cubic foot = 7.481 so you take 7.481 times 11980.067 = 89622.88

    Pounds would be 89622.88 times 8.34 times .84 = 627862.08
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 21, 2014 #2

    CWatters

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper

    Looks like you forget to post the whole question?
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?
Draft saved Draft deleted



Similar Discussions: Calculate the capacity of the tank
  1. Pressure in a Tank (Replies: 2)

Loading...