Case Study 3 jonathan

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As stated in one of the reference sites provided by BBC.com, all of the locks has as dimension of 19.5m wide, 2m thick, and height varying from 14m to 25m. All of the locks are made out of concrete material, which are essential and needed to flow the water in and out of the locks.

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Jonathan Ho Kimjkim6383Case Study 3[Summary]- Provided InformationWe were given three different major locks located in the Panama Canal: Gatun Lock, Miraflores Lock, and the Pedro Miguel Lock. The locks have been built for almost 100 years and we are given a task to research on the locks in the Panama Canal. I have chosen to research the Gatun Lock. Some general information of the Gatun lock is provided below.As stated in one of the reference sites provided by BBC.com, all of the locks has as dimension of 19.5m wide, 2m thick, and height varying from 14m to 25m. All of the locks are made out of concrete material, which are essential and needed to flow the water in and out of the locks. Inside the concrete material, there are metal beams which will provide necessary forces that will not make the concrete to crumble under extreme weather conditions in the future. In order to fit the ships inside the locks, there are specified dimensions of the ship as provided in one of the references. The length of the ship can have a maximum length of 385.76m. The width of the ship can have a maximum width of 48.78m and the maximum draft of the ship can have is up to 15.24m. There are specific times in which the Gatun Lock is opened for ships to cross: from 06:00 to 15:15, ships will travel to the Atlantic from the Pacific and from 15:45 to 23:00 ships will travel from the Atlantic to the Pacific.The mechanism of the locks are similar to each other. The gates of the locks are swu

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