publication . Article . 2019

The Effect of Water Column Stability on Underwater Oil Blowouts Plume Dynamics and Peeling Height

Behrooz Bafandeh; Abbasali Aliakbari Bidokhti; Kamran Lari; Mojtaba Ezam;
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  • Published: 01 Apr 2019 Journal: نشریه مهندسی دریا, volume 15, issue 29, pages 101-111 (issn: 1735-7608, eissn: 2645-8136, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Iranian Association of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
Considering the increase in number of offshore oil production projects and for better understanding of plume dynamics in accidental underwater oil blowouts, a series of laboratory experiments in a square cross section open top basin were carried out to investigate the effect of changes in seawater stratification and water column stability on plume dynamics and peeling height. Accordingly the open top basin was filled with stratified salt water at different buoyancy frequencies and the results of experiments were numerically expanded to marine condition of shallow waters. Non-dimensionalized form of experimental and numerical results showed that decrease in basin...
free text keywords: fluid mechanics, plume trapping height, sea, pollution, stratification, lcsh:Naval architecture. Shipbuilding. Marine engineering, lcsh:VM1-989
European Marine Science
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