Accession Number : AD0749046

Title :   Bubble Distributions in a Quiescent Ocean Calculated from the Bubble Transport Equation.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Vajda,Thomas Carl

Report Date : JUN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : A bubble transport equation was developed and a formal solution obtained for the bubble distribution function. The distribution function obtained depends upon the model used for bubble drag, gas diffusion, and ocean circulation. As a specific application, solutions were obtained for a one-dimensional, quiescent, steady state ocean with a bottom source at 197 meters. The characteristic equations were integrated numerically to test the accuracy of approximate analytical solutions. The calculated bubble densities were compared with experimental data available for this problem. When gas diffusion is neglected, the theoretical and experimental distributions are in general agreement. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BUBBLES, FLUID DYNAMICS), (*SEA WATER, BUBBLES), EQUATIONS OF MOTION, TRANSPORT PROPERTIES, DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS, DIFFUSION, THESES

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE