Accession Number : AD0757995

Title :   Mixed Region Collapse in a Stratified Fluid.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Bell,T. H. , Jr. ; Dugan,J. P.

Report Date : MAR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : The collapse of a homogeneous fluid mass immersed in a vertically stratified fluid is studied analytically. Simple approximate theories are given for initial and intermediate stages of the process and the predictions agree well with a previous experiment. The theory shows that a previous approximate solution of the problem is deficient. The energy content of the mixed region versus time is traced; the mixed region gives up most of its energy to the surrounding fluid in one Brunt-Vaisala period. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FLUID FLOW, THEORY), GRAVITY, DENSITY, OCEAN CURRENTS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, BUOYANCY, EQUATIONS OF MOTION, ELLIPSOIDS, ENERGY

Subject Categories : Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE