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Homework Help: Fluid Mechanics

Posted by Claire on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 6:02am.

A cylindrical tank 2m diameter and 4m long with its axis horizontal, is half filled with water and half filled with oil of density 800kg/m^3. Determine the magnitude and position of the net hydrostatic force on one end of the tank.

The answers should be 27.9kN, 1.26m from the top.

Can someone please explain how to work it out?

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