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Summary:

Understanding Point Of Action Of A Force
y' = 2/3 * Y
Main Question or Discussion Point
Hello all
I was hoping some could help shed light on the idea of a Point Of Action of a force.
I have a rectangular wall of 32m which is holding back water, the water is at a height of 29m.
Where is the point of action of the force?
The problem is illustrated below:
I have been told that to find the point of action of the force for a rectangular wall I need to use the following equation:
I need some help applying this because it does not make a lot a sense to me.
From research and help from the community about other questions, I feel that the point of action should be related to the centroid, but I am struggling to put all the pieces together.
Can anyone help?
Thank you.
I was hoping some could help shed light on the idea of a Point Of Action of a force.
I have a rectangular wall of 32m which is holding back water, the water is at a height of 29m.
Where is the point of action of the force?
The problem is illustrated below:
I have been told that to find the point of action of the force for a rectangular wall I need to use the following equation:
I need some help applying this because it does not make a lot a sense to me.
From research and help from the community about other questions, I feel that the point of action should be related to the centroid, but I am struggling to put all the pieces together.
Can anyone help?
Thank you.