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RE: Lateral water pressures on walls

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There is no minimum.  Hydrostatic pressure on the walls at any depth, Y, is 62.4Y, no matter whether the planter is 1/2" or 1/2 mile wide.
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From: Malik, Javed B. [mailto:MalikJB(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Friday, April 23, 2004 9:04 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Lateral water pressures on walls

For a hypothetical planter that is 50 feet long, one foot wide and 12 feet high, full of water and no drains, how do you calculate the lateral pressure on the long walls. I want to know the minimum width of planter at which full hydrostatic pressure will act.

Best Regards.

Javed Malik


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