Fluid pressure

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kasse
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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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radou
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An image of your problem would come in handy.
 
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kasse
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http://www.badongo.com/file/2163222
 
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radou
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Are these 'bolts' some kind of support on the plate? Are you trying to find reactive forces?
 
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kasse
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The bolts keep the plate fastened to the dam, so i guess they take all the pressure from the water.
 
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radou
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The bolts keep the plate fastened to the dam, so i guess they take all the pressure from the water.

Unless I'm missing something, you should make a sketch of the pressure diagram, calculate the magnitude and position of the resultant and find the reactive forces in the bolts from the condition of equilibrium.
 

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