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

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2. Relevant equations

P_base= rho * h * g = 1800 kg/m^3 * h * 9.81 m/s^2 = 17658 * h kg/(m^2 s^2)

F_h= .5 * h * P_base = 10594.8 * h^2 kg/(m^2 s^2)

3. The attempt at a solution

I am trying to find the force F_h by calculating the pressure at the bottom of the load and creating a resultant. The issue i believe i am having is that there is no depth given so I'm not sure how to calculate the force on a wall since i only have 1 of the walls dimension. Unless I'm reading the problem incorrectly and the width and depth are both .25m? When i do the math the F_h works out to be kg/s^2 instead of newtons.

Once i figure out the F_h i would then just need to take the moment about A to find the tipping point and the max F_friction to find the highest sliding point, correct? If anyone could guide me as to what I'm doing wrong that would be helpful.

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# Homework Help: Fluid mechanics help, where am i going wrong?

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