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I am trying to determine the power requirements for an AC Motor for a Plunger type wave maker.
Attached is the layout of the plunger and tank.
The formulas that I think might be involved in solving this problem are below:
P.E = mgh
W= F x d
Power= W/time
Pressure= F/ area
What I know(guesstimates to try help me understand the problem) :
Volume of plunger =.125m3 => amount of water displaced by plunger = 125kgs of water
Distance = 50cm = plunger moves from start position 50cm downwards.
Time= 1 sec for plunger to move downward 50cm.
10000kg of water in the tank.
Horizontal force of water in tank= 375kg force per unit area = 3678.75 N
What I don't know:
How is Force calculated in this situation
Which of the above formula(if any) can be used in figuring this out
Does it make a difference that the external force used to move the water is acting vertically rather than horizontally?
Any idea anyone?
Attached is the layout of the plunger and tank.
The formulas that I think might be involved in solving this problem are below:
P.E = mgh
W= F x d
Power= W/time
Pressure= F/ area
What I know(guesstimates to try help me understand the problem) :
Volume of plunger =.125m3 => amount of water displaced by plunger = 125kgs of water
Distance = 50cm = plunger moves from start position 50cm downwards.
Time= 1 sec for plunger to move downward 50cm.
10000kg of water in the tank.
Horizontal force of water in tank= 375kg force per unit area = 3678.75 N
What I don't know:
How is Force calculated in this situation
Which of the above formula(if any) can be used in figuring this out
Does it make a difference that the external force used to move the water is acting vertically rather than horizontally?
Any idea anyone?
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