A NEW CRITERION FOR PREDICTING HEADWAVE INSTABILITY OF AN OIL SLICK RETAINED BY A BARRIER

The proper deployment and utilization of oil-containment barriers depends upon a knowledge of the failure mechanisms of such devices. A simple empirical technique for predicting the water current velocity which will initiate one failure mode, i.e., entrainment failure, is presented. The critical velocity is a function of the specific gravity of the oil and the interfacial tension between the oil and water. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 1975 Offshore Technology Conference Proceedings, Volume 1.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Offshore Technology Conference

    6200 North Central Expressway
    Dallas, TX  USA  45206
  • Authors:
    • Agrawal, R K
    • Hale, La
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1974-5

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 461-466

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00098250
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-23357A
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 13 1975 12:00AM