Laboratory Study of Oil Thickness on Water Waves

by Eugene Kordyban, Prof.; Mech. Engrg. Dept., Univ. of Detroit, Detroit, Mich. 48221,

Serial Information: Journal of the Waterway Port Coastal and Ocean Division, 1982, Vol. 108, Issue 2, Pg. 220-224

Document Type: Journal Paper


Using a system which follows the water surface, the local thickness of an oil layer on water waves has been measured in a laboratory wave channel for a range of wave lengths and oil layer thicknesses. A comparison with linear wave theory is not satisfactory with the experimental results producing much larger thickness variation than predicted.

Subject Headings: Laboratory tests | Water waves | Thickness | Water surface | Wave measurement | Comparative studies | Linear functions

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