Shapiro1.03_Problem - (see part b Suppose a volume V of oil...

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MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering 2.25 Advanced Fluid Mechanics Problem 1.03 This problem is from “Advanced Fluid Mechanics Problems” by A.H. Shapiro and A.A. Sonin Oil Spills may occur in ports where oil tankers are loaded. The density of oil, ρ is less than that of water ρ w , and the two Fuids are immiscible, so that when a spill occurs the oil simply spreads out in a layer on top of the water. To contain any possible spills, a semi-circular “oil boom” is deployed at a radius R around the dock where the loading takes place. The boom is a barrier which Foats on the water, its bottom submerged and its top a bit above the water surface, as shown. This barrier prevents the oil from spreading past it, at least if the spill is not too great
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Unformatted text preview: (see part b ). Suppose a volume V of oil is spilled inside the boom. After su±cient time has elapsed for the situation to reach static conditions, calculate, in terms of ρ , ρ w , R , V and g , • ( a ) the depth h 1 of the bottom surface and the elevation h 2 of the top surface of the contained oil relative to the water surface outside the boom; • ( b ) the components of force parallel to and transverse to the dock exerted by one of the moored boom ends on the dock. 2.25 Advanced Fluid Mechanics 1 Copyright c ± 2010, MIT...
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This note was uploaded on 09/26/2010 for the course MECHANICAL 2.001 taught by Professor Prof.carollivermore during the Spring '06 term at MIT.

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