HYDRODYNAMICS OF A DIVERSIONARY BOOM

Underwater video capabilities and turbulence measurement techniques are discussed and their applications to flow field determinations are shown. Certain water flow characteristics are identified that directly affect the performance of a diversionary boom. It is shown that the performance of a boom angled against a current greater than 0.5 m/s in which an oil spill is to be diverted into a collection area, cannot be easily predicted from its performance head-on against the current (catenary). Consideration must be given as to how the boom can be moored with numerous tie lines to maintain a near-constant angle against the current.

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 329-334

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00163092
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 4284 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 13 1977 12:00AM