EXCITING FORCES ON OIL POLLUTION CONTROL BARRIERS IN WAVES AND CURRENTS

The exciting forces and moments on oil pollution control barriers have been relatively poorly understood until recently. This work respresents an effort to determine the nature of these forces and moments through the use of non-dimensional analysis and model testing. Non-dimensional parameters describing the flow phenomena have been derived and tests on flat plate model barrier sections have been conducted in a specially designed precision wave tank. The experimental results obtained have indicated the importance of the non-linear interaction of wave and current derived excitations on oil pollution control barriers.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Department of Ocean Engineering, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02139
  • Authors:
    • Kern Jr, E C
  • Publication Date: 1971-6

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  • Accession Number: 00034673
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 29 1973 12:00AM