23307 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Backgammon, Yatzy, and more!
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
Hi, please help :)
I have 2 x 24000 litre tanks, and I need to measure the quantity of diesel inside.
The tanks are cylyndrical, and lying horizontally.
The distance from the bottom of the tank to the hatch at the top is 2260mm [edit: that would be the inside diameter, just to be clear]. Now, I need to make a dipstick that has 500 litre increments to measure the liquid inside.
Please tell me exactly where I must put the gradations on my dipstick.
would this help ?
Thanx kco, couldn't find a metric one, only inches and gallons, this helps a lot
no worries, good luck with the measuring and let us know how it go.
Now it comes up with this:
I need the liters in round figures, not the mm. Example, I need depth for 500 l, 1000 l, 1500l........ 23500l, 24000l
anybody have any ideas?
the only way I could think of, it cheating though ,is by pouring in 500 l in a time marking it off till half way (is the same for the top half).
I've been looking in excel if there's no function that could calculate the mm if I input the litres, but all those things seem to be linear, and this clearly is not.
btw how long is the tank ?
6m long, 2,26m inside diameter.
24069 litre capacity
The trial and error idea might be a bit tedious to do - but you'll be pretty certain that your dipstick is properly graduated by that method. Maths might need an act of faith in the end.
I'm not doing the work, as I've forgotten it all, but I'm almost positive this is like a 2nd semester Calculus Integral problem. Start asking someone sharp w/Calculus.
Oh, and hopefully obviously, halfway on the stick is 12000, w/the gradations closer together on either side of that point, and further aprt towards the ends.
by using the link I gave you, you can be able calculate the depth when you want the volume to be for example for every 500 l. Type in the depth where you want the volume so ....
so far I got.....
121mm - 498 l
194mm - 1000.8 l
256mm - 1503.7 l
312mm - 2006.9 l
363 2499.7 l
412 3000.4 l
459 3503.1 l
504 4002.7 l
547 4495.3 l
half way 1130 12,034.5
Ah, ok, i see what you're doing, kco, cool idea
do you want the rest of it ? I got up to half way so far....
The tank has 24000lt, divide that for 500lt You get 48 parts. Take the 2260mm total height and divide for 48 and you get 47.08mm for each 500lts.
no, unfortunately not. see post #13
lol, kco, i'll have to put you on the payroll
Why do people get chess.com to socialize?
by IcyAvaleigh a few minutes ago
Posting in behalf of IM Konguvel Ponnuswamy.
by BronsteinPawn a few minutes ago
A game won without even one aggressive move played...
by BronsteinPawn 4 minutes ago
All The Reasons We Hate V3!
by CrystalMoon 6 minutes ago
Being Rude in chat is Healthy?!
by With_every_step 7 minutes ago
Titled Player being a "Sore Loser"
by jphillips 9 minutes ago
I need a Black repotoire agianst 1.e4
by BronsteinPawn 11 minutes ago
10/22/2016 - Disjointed
by lenslens1 13 minutes ago
Who's your most favorite chess player?
by Silk94 17 minutes ago
Bxe4+ or f3 and winning?
by IcyAvaleigh 23 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2016 Chess.com
• Chess - English
Try the new Chess.com!
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!