The velocity of propagation of a variety of gravity motivated density currents is given. Several strafication configurations of the ambient fluid environment are considered. Applications are given to surface warm discharge in lakes or reservoirs, the spreading of a slug of sewage sludge at the thermocline level of the sea or lake, and the spreading of oil slick on water surface. Extension of the result to axisymmetric spreading is also given.

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 543-555
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00164033
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASCE 12947
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 9 1977 12:00AM