Your firm has been asked to design a storage tank for liquid petroleum gas.?

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Your firm has been asked to design a storage tank for liquid petroleum gas.The tank is to be a cylinder with hemispherical ends. The tank is to hold 8000 m3 of gas. What radius and height are required to minimize the amount of material used in the construction of this tank?

One Response to “Your firm has been asked to design a storage tank for liquid petroleum gas.?”

  1. oil field trash Says:

    You should be able to set up an equation to define the volume/area and then use maxima and minima from calculus to determine the minimum area.

    Don’t forget the greater the diameter, the thicker the material needed so you should really being doing the analysis on total weight of material. Since steel is usually sold by weight