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.

147_forces working on dam.jpg

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.

Posted Date: 1/28/2013 4:33:59 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Forces working on dam, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Forces working on dam, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Forces working on dam Discussions

Write discussion on Forces working on dam
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
High Duty Tool and Die Steels: High duty punching tools or dies are made out of a lot of various steels of fairly high alloying contents. High-carbon high-chromium die steel

Objectives After studying this section, you should be familiarized about: The typical job shop scheduling problem, Characteristics of computer controlled scheduling,

(a) Prove that the fourier series expansion for the function x(t) described in the finite interval -π ≤ t≤ π x(t) = 0 -π ≤ t ≤ 0 x(t) = sint 0 ≤ t ≤ π (b) Represent t


Cell Connectors A cell connector connects the nearby cell with two terminals of opposite polarity (sign). Post strap connect the plates to the terminal. Electrolyte

NUCLEAR APPLICATIONS OF ELECTRON BEAM WELDING   Electron beam has been applied to the fabrication of fuel elements for pressurised water reactors and the distinct advantages

Draw BCC structure and determine its number of atoms per unit cell, co-ordination number and highest edgeradius relation. Draw FCC structure and determine its number of atoms pe

5. Calculate and draw the Shear force and Bending moment diagrams for the loaded beam and determine the maximum moment M and its location x from left end

Contents of Cast Iron: Cast Iron or CI is prepared form melting pig iron in cupola furnace or in electric furnace. This furnace offers better quality. CI contains various

Flight of the Bumblebee Railroad train T a leaves station A at a uniform speed of 30mph toward station B. Train Tb leaves station B at a uniform speed of 20mph toward station