The reservoir shown below has a rectangular gate that is 4 m wide (normal to
the page) and weighs 100 kg. The gate is hinged at point B and makes an angle
of 45° with the horizontal. A force F is applied at the center of the gate, normal
to it, in order to open it. The water density is given as p = 1000 kg/m³. For the
value of height H use the last digit of your student number in m. If the last digit is
0, then use H = 5 m.
Please answer the following questions:
a. Determine the hydrostatic force acting on the gate. [10 marks]
b. Determine the minimum force F required to open the water gate. [15 marks]
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