Masters Theses

Abstract

"A study was conducted to determine the effect of waves on oil spill drift. The investigation was performed in a long narrow tank equipped with a mechanical wave generator at one end and a beach to suppress wave reflection at the other end. It was found that a special procedure for taking data was necessary in order to assure that the data was consistent and that the waves were indeed deep water waves, and therefore similar to open ocean conditions.

The data indicated that waves do influence oil spill movement, and the velocity of the oil was found to be greater than that predicted by Stokes' mass transport theory for gravity waves in a single component fluid. In addition, it was found that the velocity of the oil lens increased as a function of the diameter of the lens until the diameter was greater than one wavelength"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Reisbig, R. L.

Committee Member(s)

Alofs, Darryl J.
Rigler, A. K.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Sponsor(s)

United States. Coast Guard

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1973

Pagination

vi, 35 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (page 34).

Rights

© 1973 Jan Michael Pottinger, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Restricted Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Oil pollution of the sea
Oil spills
Drift waves -- Measurement
Water waves -- Mathematical models

Thesis Number

T 2865

Print OCLC #

6029031

Electronic OCLC #

913959257

Link to Catalog Record

Electronic access to the full-text of this document is restricted to Missouri S&T users. Otherwise, request this publication directly from Missouri S&T Library or contact your local library.

http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b1066703~S5

Comments

Financial support of the U.S. Coast Guard under contract DOT-CG-12196-A

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