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Oil Spill Containment Boom Computational Fluid Dynamics and Physical Modeling Study

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Research Performing Activity
Serco, Inc.
Research Principal Investigator
Gregory Johnson
Research Contract Award Value

This project will investigate towed oil containment boom systems to assess how computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling and physical scaled model testing results may predict full-scale boom performance. The contractor will conduct CFD modeling and physical testing of scaled boom systems at multiple scales. Data obtained will be analyzed to determine their consistency when accounting for scale factors.

Latest progress update

Physical testing of scaled boom systems at multiple scales is complete. The period of performance was extended to allow completion of the CFD modeling runs.