Masters Theses

Abstract

"The transient diurnal heating of a water reservoir by solar radiation; and its cooling by surface convection, evaporation, and radiation emission was analytically modeled. The directional and spectral properties of the incident solar radiation, the air-water interface, and the selective attenuation of radiant energy by the water were properly included in the analysis. The diurnal vertical temperature distribution was predicted by numerically solving the energy equation using a finite difference technique. It was determined that the surface boundary conditions and the selective absorption of radiant energy by the water strongly influence the thermal stratification of stagnant water.

The diurnal compensating depth for the Euphotic zone was calculated using the optical properties of distilled water. The influence of several oil films on that depth was also determined. It was found that a film of kerosene or diesel oil had no effect on that depth; however, a thin film of crude oil reduced the depth significantly, and a thin film of fuel oil reduced the depth drastically"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Armaly, B. F. (Bassem F.)

Committee Member(s)

Crosbie, A. L. (Alfred L.)
Ho, C. Y. (Chung You), 1933-1988

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Sponsor(s)

National Science Foundation (U.S.)

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1974

Pagination

xv, 106 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 101-105).

Rights

© 1974 Stephen Patrick Lepper, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Restricted Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Reservoirs
Heat -- Radiation and absorption
Heat -- Transmission

Thesis Number

T 2949

Print OCLC #

6022931

Electronic OCLC #

912926774

Link to Catalog Record

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http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b1066947~S5

Comments

Funded by the National Science Foundation under Grant NSF-GK- 32679.

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