STUDIES OF OIL RETENTION BOOM HYDRODYNAMICS

Results of an experimental investigation of oil containment hydrodynamics are presented with theoretical analyses to help explain the experimental findings. Two-dimensional model tests were performed using several petroleum products including diesel fuel and motor oil. Test variables in addition to oil properties were current, interfacial tension, gravity waves, slick volume, containment boom geometry, and boom depth. Also studied were three-dimensional effects and the efficiency of using absorbent additives and multiple boom configurations as containment aids. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Hydronautics, Incorporated

    7210 Pindel School Road
    Laurel, MD  USA  20810
  • Authors:
    • Lindenmuth, W T
    • Miller Jr, Er
    • Hsu, C C
  • Publication Date: 1970-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 124 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00016689
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: USCG-714102/A/008
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-00504-A
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1971 12:00AM