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

On January 15, 1919, a cylindrical tank of molasses ruptured, and poured out over the streets of Boston in a 9 m deep stream. Pedestrians and horses were killed, and buildings were knocked down.

Suppose the tank was 87.7 m high and 3.37 m diameter, and it was full of molasses (density 1630 kg/m3). Find the total force exerted by the molasses on the inside of the tank before it broke.

2. Relevant equations

P=F/A

P=ρgh

pressure of air 1.103x10^5 use Greek letter ϕ

A is the area

ρ is density

d is diameter

3. The attempt at a solution

since the pressure changes, i think i should integrate to find force.

ΔF=P∙ΔA=∫(ϕ+ρgh)πd∙Δh

after integrate i get : F=ϕπdH+(ρgπdH^2)/2

it's right?

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# Homework Help: Total force by molasses on inside of tank

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