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You may have noticed that dams are much thicker at the

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Problem 59P

Problem 59P

You may have noticed that dams are much thicker at the bottom. Explain why dams are built that way.

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Step 1

        The dams are made in such a way that the bottom is much thicker than the top the

          two main reasons for this are

1. the bottom of the dam needs to be able to deal with the  increased pressure of the

 water and

2.The bottom need to be stable enough to support the dam.

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Chapter 3, Problem 59P is Solved
Textbook: Fluid Mechanics
Edition: 2
Author: Yunus A. Cengel, John M. Cimbala
ISBN: 9780071284219

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