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Engineering Fundamentals – An Introduction to Engineering

6th Edition – Saeed Moaveni

Chapter 9 Length and Length- Related Variables in Engineering (Pages 286-311)

Question: How much water is stored after 5 minutes in each of the tanks on Example 9.5 (Page 303) if the volume of each tank is 14 cubic meters? Assume the density of water is 1000 kg/cubic meter.

Note the intake for both tanks is 2 kg/s

2 kg/s
2 kg/s
1 kg/s
(b)
(а)
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2 kg/s 2 kg/s 1 kg/s (b) (а)

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Step 1

Given Information:

Intake of water in both of the tank = 2 kg/s

Volume of each tank = 14 m3

Density of water 1000 kg / m3

Step 2

Case 1: There is only intake of water in tank.

2 kg/s
(а)
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2 kg/s (а)

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Net weight of water stored in the tank...

weight of water stored in the tank after 5 min Rate of intake x time
kg
-x 5 min
=2
2x5x60 kg
600 kg
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weight of water stored in the tank after 5 min Rate of intake x time kg -x 5 min =2 2x5x60 kg 600 kg

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