Research

Oil Spill Containment Boom Computational Fluid Dynamics and Physical Modeling Study

Project Number
1137
Program
Progress Date
07/20/2022
Category
Performing Activity
Principal Investigator
Gregory Johnson
Contracting Agency
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
Contract Award Value
$362,008.00
Estimated Completion Date
01/31/2023
Description

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

Scaled boom models were procured from two boom manufacturers. CFD modeling is ongoing. Physical scaled boom testing is scheduled for Ohmsett in August, 2022.

Status
In Progress
Peer Review Status
N/A