"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.
Reisbig, R. L.
Alofs, Darryl J.
Rigler, A. K.
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering
United States. Coast Guard
University of Missouri--Rolla
vi, 35 pages
© 1973 Jan Michael Pottinger, All rights reserved.
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Oil pollution of the sea
Drift waves -- Measurement
Water waves -- Mathematical models
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Pottinger, Jan Michael, "An experimental analysis of oil spill drift caused by water waves" (1973). Masters Theses. 3504.
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