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.
- Prepared for ASME Meeting, May 5-7, 1975.
American Society of Mechanical EngineersTwo Park Avenue
New York, NY United States 10016-5990
- Leibovich, S
- Publication Date: 1975-5
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 8 p.
- TRT Terms: Containing equipment; Oil booms; Oil spill cleanup; Oil spills
- Old TRIS Terms: Oil containment systems; Oil spill behavior
- Subject Areas: Environment; Marine Transportation;
- 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