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Studies on gravitational spreading currents


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Title Studies on gravitational spreading currents
Creator Chen, Jing-Chang
Description The objective of this investigation is to examine the buoyancy-driven gravitational spreading currents, especially as applied to ocean disposal of wastewater and the accidental release of hazardous fluids, such as liquefied natural gas. A series of asymptotic solutions are used to describe the displacement of a gravitationally driven spreading front during an inertial phase of motion and the subsequent viscous phase. Solutions are derived by a force scale analysis and a self-similar...
Publisher California Institute of Technology
Date 1980-03
Type Report or Paper NonPeerReviewed
Format application/pdf
Identifier Chen, Jing-Chang (1980) Studies on gravitational spreading currents. W. M. Keck Laboratory of Hydraulics and Water Resources Report, 40. California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, CA. (Unpublished) <>

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