Forces on a Completely Submerged Gate
A gate hinged at the top is submerged under water. The gate is 2.5 meters long and 1 meter wide. This simulation calculates the force that must be applied to keep the gate closed. Use the sliders to set the water height and the gate weight. Check the “show distances” box to display distances.
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This simulation was made at the University of Colorado Boulder, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.  Authors: Rachael L. Baumann, Neil Hendren

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