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An investigation of the two-dimensional set-up of floating oil retained by a rigid barrier and subjected to a wind stress was conducted. An analytical expression for the oil wedge thickness as a function of oil properties, wedge length and wind stress or wind velocity was developed. This expression was then experimentally verified in a two-dimensional wind-wave flume. Experiments were conducted for a range of wind speeds using three oils with different density and viscosity.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Civil Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Sorensen, R M
    • Spencer, E B
  • Publication Date: 1971-8

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  • Accession Number: 00032169
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper 8326
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1972 12:00AM