# Fluid pressure

A rectangular plate is covering a hole in a dam. I've calculated the hydrostatic force acting on it, but how do I find the force that acts on each of the four bolts in the corners of the plate?

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An image of your problem would come in handy.

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Are these 'bolts' some kind of support on the plate? Are you trying to find reactive forces?

The bolts keep the plate fastened to the dam, so i guess they take all the pressure from the water.