A FLUME FOR THE STUDY OF CONTAINED OIL SLICKS

The hydrodynamics associated with a contained, and nearly stationary, oil layer above a moving water current are far from completely understood. As an aid in studying this hydrodynamical problem, a special flume was designed in the Ocean Engineering Department of MIT. Design elements, based on a combination of a literature survey of existing flumes and experimental studies of two, 1/4 scale model flume configurations, are described in this report. Construction methods and materials for building the "hybrid" flume that resulted from the MIT studies are presented.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Sea Grant Program, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02139
  • Authors:
    • Milgram, J
    • Van Houten, R
  • Publication Date: 1977-7

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  • Pagination: 41 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00168248
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MITSG 77-19
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1978 12:00AM