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