Forces working on dam, Mechanical Engineering

Forces working on dam:

Let a dam retaining water as illustrated in Figure (a). What are the forces working on it?

Solution

The forces working on dam are as follows:

1. Weight of the masonry working vertically downwards through the centroid of the cross-section, and

2. The horizontal water pressure that goes on enhancing in magnitude as the depth of water increases.

Therefore, the structure shown is subjected to a system of forces as mention in Figure.

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Several systems of forces may be classified according to the arrangement of the lines of action of the component forces of the system. The forces can be classified as following :

1.      coplanar or non-coplanar,

2.      concurrent or non-concurrent, and

3.      parallel or non-parallel.

All of these systems of forces have been described in subsequent paragraphs.

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