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(Solved): \( 10.3 \) [ 10 points]. The gate at the end of a 3 -ft-wide fresh water channel is fabricated fro ...



\( 10.3 \) [ 10 points]. The gate at the end of a 3 -ft-wide fresh water channel is fabricated from three 240 -lb, rectangula

\( 10.3 \) [ 10 points]. The gate at the end of a 3 -ft-wide fresh water channel is fabricated from three 240 -lb, rectangular steel plates. The gate is hinged at \( A \) and rests against a frictionless support at \( D \). Knowing that \( \mathrm{d}=2.5 \mathrm{ft} \), determine the reactions at \( A \) and \( D \).


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In this case the pressure is exerted by weight of gate segment and water pressure on all submerged surface. Draw free body diagram. D Ax Ay 240 lb 240
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