Set-up of various density and viscosity oils on water's surface when subjected to wind was studied analytically and experimentally using a two-dimensional wind-wave channel. The primary objective of the study was to verify the controlling equations and establish dimensionless parameters by experimental analysis. Analysis of the results shows that set-up of oil is a function of wind stress and wind generated wave action. The empirical parameters developed allow prediction of oil set-up when subjected to various steady state wind conditons.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas A&M University, College Station

    Sea Grant Program, Center for Marine Resources
    College Station, TX  United States  77843
  • Authors:
    • Spencer, E B
    • Sorensen, R M
  • Publication Date: 1970-8

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 145 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00048030
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Galveston
  • Report/Paper Numbers: COE-128
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1973 12:00AM