Oil Thickness Variation on Wavy Water in the Presence of Wind

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E. Kordyban

University of Detroit, Detroit, Mich. 48221

J. Fluids Eng 104(1), 81-87 (Mar 01, 1982) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3240861 History: Received August 01, 1980; Online October 26, 2009


The effect of the wind on the distribution of an oil layer on wavy water has been examined analytically and the results are compared with experimental values. It is found that the wind tends to decrease the difference between the oil layer thickness at the wave crest and the wave trough, but for sinusoidal waves this effect is small.

Copyright © 1982 by ASME
Topics: Thickness , Water , Wind , Waves
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