(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Tank is 10m x 1m x 1m

Tank is full of water.

What is the maximum pressure acting on the Tank?

What is the maximum force acting on the sides of the tank which could cause bending of the tank?

2. Relevant equations

Pressure = l*g*h

where

P = water pressure (hydrostatic)

l = water density

g = gravitational acceleration.

h = water depth

Force is equal to the pressure at the centroid multiplied by the (projected) area:

Force =Pcentroid x Area: Pcentroid =g x hcentroid

3. The attempt at a solution

P = 1000 x 9.81 x 1

9810Pa, N/m2

or 9.81Kn?

F=(9.81 x (1/2)) x (10x1)

F=49.05N

I am unsure of my force calculation. Both the formula and the calculation.

How do I calculate where the maximum force is acting on the side of the tank that could cause bending if not made of a strong enough material?

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# Homework Help: Calculating pressure acting on sides of tank

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