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Water and force.

  1. Jul 10, 2011 #1
    So let's say you have water flowing at a given speed.
    Ballpark, how much force can be produced with a given surface area?

    It should be easy, but I've managed to fail physics over and over.
    Good with math though. Relevant equations would make me extremely happy.
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  3. Jul 10, 2011 #2


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    Hi Locust! :smile:
    mass = density times volume :wink:

    force = rate of change of momentum :smile:

    enjoy! :tongue2:​
  4. Jul 11, 2011 #3
    The force acting on the water can be calculated
    F = Apv2

    where A- area
    p-density of water.
    v- velocity of water.
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