# Where does the other part of the hydrostatic force go?

The hydrostatic force on the floor is $$F= \gamma \cdot h \cdot Area$$ for both the pipe and funnel. But, for the funnel there is so much more water. So, we expect the force to be higher for the funnel. But it is the same for both. Where does the other part of the force go for the funnel?

• Is the floor the only part of the pipe or tunnel that has a component of the wall in the vertical direction that water presses on? – tpg2114 Oct 9 at 3:26
• Yes, I think so – Screenwriter James Oct 9 at 3:29
• Okay -- well, revisit your drawings. Gravity points straight down. What is the normal vector for each wall surface you drew? And the floor? Once you draw your normal vectors for each wall section, are there any components of it that are not perpendicular to the gravity force? – tpg2114 Oct 9 at 3:31