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Hydrostatic Pressure and Forces

Determine the force due to hydrostatic pressure acting on the hinge of the gate shown. The fluid density is d and the width of the elliptical gate (out of the page) is 6H.

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The answer is supposed to be: 21(pi)dg(H^3)/8


Solution Summary

This solution contains an annotated force body diagram and shows step-by-step calculations and explanations to determine the force due to the hydrostatic pressure using fluid density and width.