Fluid Statics


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Fluid Statics
Fluid StaticsIn general, fluids exert both normal and shearing forces. This section reviews a class of problems in which the fluid is at rest. A velocity gradient is necessary for the development of a shearing force. So, in the case where the acceleration is equal to zero, only normal forces occur. These normal forces are also known as hydrostatic forces.In Fig. 1.17, a point P1 in a fluid is shown at a depth of h below the surface of the fluid. The pressure exerted at a point in the fluid by the column of fluid above the point is
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Lee Waite, Ph.D., P.E.; Jerry Fine, Ph.D.: Applied Biofluid Mechanics, Second Edition. Fluid Statics, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2017), AccessEngineering Export