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What's the volume of water required inside the lock if

  1. Jan 14, 2013 #1
    What's the volume of water required inside the lock if....

    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    The dimension of the lock is:40 long x 3.5 height x 6 width
    allowing 0.5 height.

    The ship weights 400T plus 300T(LOAD)
    total= 700T

    whats the amount of water used per lock allowing allowing 0.5 m from the height?

    What if the ship empties its load on the lock ? the density of the load is 755kg/m^3.

    2. Relevant equations

    Archimedes principle
    Mass of water displaced

    3. The attempt at a solution

    Mass of water displaced by the boat mass = 700T
    VOLUME = 700M^3
    Total volume inside the lock allowing 0.5

    (3x40x6)m^3 - 700M^3

    Is that correct ?

    How about if the ship empties its load on the lock ?
     
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  3. Jan 15, 2013 #2

    rude man

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    Re: What's the volume of water required inside the lock if....

    The new displaced volume of water will be how much? So the level of the lock rises by how much?
     
  4. Jan 15, 2013 #3

    SteamKing

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    Re: What's the volume of water required inside the lock if....

    Duplicate posting in several other forums.
     
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