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Fluid Mechanics: Sluice Gate

A sluice gate is a gate that can be used to control the flow of water from body of water such a reservoir. The flow of water will be directly related to the hydrostatic pressure of the water above the gate and the cross-sectional area of the gate's opening. To calculate the flow rate of water going through the gate equation 1 would be used.

Sluice Gate Flow Equation (1)

Q = Flow Rate

b = gate width

g = gravitational constant

z = fluid height


Sluice Gate Diagram

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