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The underside of a flat square plate, 1 m on a side, is connected at its center point to a cylindrical frame. a concave cap targets the free flow upstream and is connected to the other end of the cylindrical structure. the cylindrical structure can rotate around an equidistant central axis. the entire apparatus is immersed in a flow of water with a uniform upstream velocity of 5 m/s. what is the diameter of the cap if the cylindrical structure remains in equilibrium without rotating?



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Calculating the drag force on the flat plate.

The drag force is given by:

  

where:
F_d is the drag forc...
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