EXPERIMENTAL PROCEDURES USED IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF OIL RETENTION BOOM DESIGNS

The experimental procedures used in the development of oil retention boom design criteria are presented in detail. Emphasis is placed on the procedures used to determine the oil containment ability and structural loads on the boom as a function of environmental conditions. The critical scaling parameters for oil containment tests are presented and the test procedures which have been developed are described. It is concluded that it is critical to scale both Froude and Weber number. Tests to determine structural loads can be conducted using standard ship towing tank procedures. However, it is necessary to scale the elastic properties of the boom and its mooring system. There are uncertainties with respect to some parameters which cannot be properly scaled in oil containment tests. Thus, carefully conducted full scale trial results are required. Available procedures and current plans to obtain full scale data are presented.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Chesapeake Section of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers Washington, D.C., March 17, 1971.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  USA  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Miller Jr, Eugene R
    • Lindenmuth, W T
    • Lehr, W E
    • Abrahams, R N
  • Publication Date: 1971-3-17

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 45 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00015499
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 13 1973 12:00AM