Derivation of a Pressure Field and Fluid at Rest: Example Problem
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Consider a closed tank that is partially filled with a fluid. The air pressure in the tank is 6 psi and the depth of the fluid is 10 ft. If the fluid is water (specific weight = 62.43 lbf/ft3), what is the pressure at the bottom of the tank in psi? Compare this to the pressure if the fluid is glycerin (specific weight = 78.6 lbf/ft3).