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Engineering Science by Lloyd Dingle, Mike Tooley

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Chapter 18 Introduction to fluid mechanics

18.1 Thrust force on immersed surfaces

In this section we look at the thrust forces/pressures that are exerted by fluids at rest on immersed flat surfaces of regular shape and the nature of these forces on simple everyday engineering structures like sluice gates, lock gates and vertical separators. We then consider, using examples, the fluid thrust forces that act on immersed curved surfaces. In order to find resultant thrust forces and their point of action on these regular shaped surfaces, we need ...

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