Question
Sat February 09, 2013 By: Arathi M
 

Calculate the fractional change in the volume of a glass slab, when subjected to a hydraulic pressure of 10 atm.

Expert Reply
Sat February 09, 2013

Hydraulic pressure exerted on the glass slab, = 10 atm = 10 × 1.013 × 105 Pa

Bulk modulus of glass, B = 37 × 109 Nm–2

Where,

 = Fractional change in volume

Hence, the fractional change in the volume of the glass slab is 2.73 × 10–5.

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