Problem 59HP

A steel tank of cross-sectional area 3 m2 and height 16 m weighs 10 000 kg and is open at the top, as shown in Fig. P1.59. We want to float it in the ocean so that it is positioned 10 m straight down by pouring concrete into its bottom. How much concrete should we use?

FIGURE P1.59

Solution 59 HP

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In this question, we need to find the amount of concrete to be used such that it float a steel tank on the ocean by pouring concrete into its bottom

Data given

Area of cross section

Height of tank

Weight of tank

Height into the ocean