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Book edition 1st Edition
Author(s) Paul Peter Urone
Pages 1272 pages
ISBN 9781938168000 # Suppose you hit a steel nail with a $${\rm{0}}{\rm{.500 - kg}}$$ hammer, initially moving at $${\rm{15}}{\rm{.0 m/s}}$$ and brought to rest in $${\rm{2}}{\rm{.80 mm}}$$. (a) What average force is exerted on the nail? (b) How much is the nail compressed if it is $${\rm{2}}{\rm{.50 mm}}$$ in diameter and $${\rm{6}}{\rm{.00 - cm}}$$ long? (c) What pressure is created on the $${\rm{1}}{\rm{.00 - mm}}$$-diameter tip of the nail?

(a) The average force exerted on the nail is obtained as:$$F = 20089.285 N$$.

(b) The nail compressed is obtained as:$$\Delta L = 1.125 mm$$.

(c) The pressure is obtained as:$$P = 2.56 \times 1{0^{10}} N/{m^2}$$.

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## Step 1: Conceptual Introduction

Fluid statics, often known as hydrostatics, is a branch of fluid mechanics that investigates the state of balance of a floating and submerged body, as well as the pressure in a fluid, or imposed by a fluid, on an immersed body.

## Step 2: Given Data

Mass of the hammer is 1.05 kg.

Initial velocity of hammer is u = 15 m/s.

Final velocity of hammer is v = 0 m/s.

## Step 3: Calculation

(a) Displacement of hammer is:

$$\begin{array}{c}s = 2.80 mm\\ = 2.80 \times 1{0^{ - 3}} m\end{array}$$

Diameter of nail is:

$$\begin{array}{c}D = 2.55 m\\ = 2.55 \times 1{0^{ - 3}} m\end{array}$$

Radius of nail is:$$r = 1.275 \times 1{0^{ - 3}} m$$

Length of nail is:

$$\begin{array}{c}L = 6 cm \\ = 6 \times 1{0^{ - 2}} m\end{array}$$

Diameter of tip of nail is:

$$\begin{array}{c}D tip = 1 mm \\ = 1 \times 1{0^{ - 3}} m\end{array}$$

Radius of tip of the nail is:$${r_{tip}} = 0.5 \times 1{0^{ - 3}} m$$

Young’s modulus of steel is:$$Y = 2.10 \times 1{0^{11}}$$

Average force exerted on the nail is: F =?

Compression of the nail is: ΔL = ?

The pressure exerted on the tip of the nail is P =?

## Step 4: Evaluating the average force

The force generated by the hammer is given by:

$$F = ma$$

The acceleration of the hammer is given by the kinematic equation.

$${v^2} = {u^2} + 2as$$

$$\begin{array}{l}a = - {u^2}/2s\\a = - 1{5^2}/(2*2.80 \times 1{0^{ - 3}})\\a = - 225/(5.6 \times 1{0^{ - 3}})\\a = - 40178.57m/{s^2}\end{array}$$

Here, the -ve sign gives the direction of acceleration.

Let’s consider magnitude only.

Thus, force becomes:

$$\begin{array}{l}F = 0.5*40178.57\\F = 20089.285 N\end{array}$$

Thereforce, the average force is:$$F = 20089.285 N$$.

## Step 5: Evaluating the nail compressed

(b) The compression of the nail is:

$$\Delta L = \frac{{F*L}}{{Y*A}}$$

$$\begin{array}{l}\Delta L = \frac{{F*L}}{{Y*(\pi {r^2})}}\\\Delta L = \frac{{20089.285*6 \times 1{0^{ - 2}}}}{{2.10 \times 1{0^{11}}*(3.14*{{(1.275 \times 1{0^{ - 3}})}^2})}}\\\Delta L = 1205.3571/1071937.125\\\Delta L = 1.125 mm\end{array}$$

Therefore, the nail compressed is: $$\Delta L = 1.125 mm$$.

## Step 6: Evaluating the pressure

(c) The pressure created on the tip of the nail is given by:

$$\begin{array}{l}P = F/A\\P = F/(\pi {r^2})\\P = 20089.285/(3.14*{(0.5 \times 1{0^{ - 3}})^2})\\P = 2.56 \times 1{0^{10}} N/{m^2}\end{array}$$

Therefore, the pressure is:$$P = 2.56 \times 1{0^{10}} N/{m^2}$$. ### Want to see more solutions like these? 