May 16 Daily Question: Time to Fill a Tank Based on Pipe Discharge

NCEES Civil PE Specification V.G.: Energy and/or continuity equation


Problem

A 15-foot diameter open air tank is being filled by a 6-inch diameter water line to a depth of 9 feet. If the velocity of water exiting the pipe is 14 feet per second, approximately how long does it take to fill the tank?

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