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Pressure exerted on fitting at bottom of tank

Pressure exerted on fitting at bottom of tank

Pressure exerted on fitting at bottom of tank

I have an application for a sight window to be placed at or near the bottom of a tank. I am trying to figure out how much pressure will be exerted at this point. Following are process  and equipment specs:

14' diameter
35' tall
25,000 gallons full
Soy Bean Oil
~7.5 lb/gal (187,500 lb total weight)
Positive tank Pressure: 10 PSIG

Any help would be great!


RE: Pressure exerted on fitting at bottom of tank

How did you get to be an ME without taking Fluid Mechanics?  The hydrostatic pressure is rho*g*h.  Add the applied static pressure to get the pressure at the window.  Apply that pressure over the area of the window to determine force.  This is week one stuff.


RE: Pressure exerted on fitting at bottom of tank

Thank you.

RE: Pressure exerted on fitting at bottom of tank

perhaps this is week one's homework assignment?

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