1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Homework Help: Hydrostatic Forces Question_2

  1. Oct 7, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    a) Determine the horizontal and vertical forces acting on a wall sloped at angle, θ, to the horizontal seafloor as a function of z. Assume that the water is h deep and that atmospheric pressure acts everywhere. b) Determine the total resulting force and center of pressure.

    2. Relevant equations
    I really don't know what to use. Let's see:
    F = P_cg*A = (P_a + pgh_cg)A, where P_cg is the pressure at centre of gravity, P_a is the atmospheric pressure

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I really don't know how to approach this question, that's why i'm asking for help.
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 8, 2007 #2


    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor

    Do you have a picture? Is this a seawall (sea on one side/air on the other), or is it a submerged wall?
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook