Solution: Find the minimum thickness of the reservoir plating if the stress is limited to 50 MPa

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Find the minimum thickness of the reservoir plating if the stress is limited to 50 MPa

Problem Statement: EE Board April 1990

A water reservoir of 24 m high and 12 m diameter is to be completely filled with water. Find the minimum thickness of the reservoir plating if the stress is limited to 50 MPa.

  • A. 24.5 mm
  • B. 28 mm
  • C. 21 mm
  • D. 26 mm

Problem Answer:

The minimum thickness of the reservoir plating is 28 mm.

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