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 JEP  Vol.5 No.8 , June 2014
The Numerical Investigation on Oil Slick Behavior behind the Oil Boom
Abstract: The dynamics of contained oil spills is investigated based on multiphase CFD (Computational Fluid Mechanics) model. The oil slick shape behind the oil boom under water current is studied. The velocity field in the oil slick is compared with the velocity field in pure water flow. The thickness of the oil slick is studied quantitatively. It is found that there is a fixed linear relationship between the oil slick relative thickness and the Froude number for different oil, different current velocity, different boom draft and different volume of oil.
Cite this paper: Gong, K. , Tkalich, P. and Xu, H. (2014) The Numerical Investigation on Oil Slick Behavior behind the Oil Boom. Journal of Environmental Protection, 5, 739-744. doi: 10.4236/jep.2014.58075.
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