OIL SLICK INSTABILITY AND THE ENTRAINMENT FAILURE OF OIL CONTAINMENT BOOMS

The onset of droplet formation from contained oil slicks is interpreted to be due to the breaking of finite amplitude interfacial waves. These waves result from the equilibration of amplifying Kelvin-Helmholtz waves. Experimental evidence is shown to be consistent with this model, conditions for droplet shedding from the headwave alone and from the entire slick are derived. Also, an earlier result in the stability of thin slicks is shown to be in error.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for ASME Meeting, May 5-7, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Leibovich, S
  • Publication Date: 1975-5

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00099458
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASME Pap N75-FE-8
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1975 12:00AM