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  • Development and application of a field instrumentation system for the investigation of surf zone hydrodynamics 

    Greer, Matthew Noble (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1979-02)
    The development and application of an autonomous field instrumentation system consisting of four current meters and four wave gauges, along with a field monitor and digital recorder, is documented. The flow sensors are ...
  • Experimental studies of turbulence in liquid-solid flows 

    Bohlen, Walter Franklin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1969-08)
    A series of laboratory experiments were performed to ascertain the extent and manner of turbulence modification induced by low concentration suspended loads of near neutral buoyancy. Hot-wire measurements of the fluid ...
  • Experiments and numerical simulations of the dynamics of an R.O.V. thruster during maneuvering 

    Knowles, James H. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1996-09)
    Propeller dynamics have typically been ignored in controller design, lumped into the category of 'unmodeled dynamics.' This is acceptable for propellers operating at constant speed in relatively uniform flows. Operational ...
  • Hydrodynamic modeling of towed buoyant submarine antenna's in multidirectional seas 

    Geiger, Sam R. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2000-09)
    A finite difference computer model is developed to simulate the exposure statistics of a radio frequency buoyant antenna as it is towed in a three-dimensional random seaway. The model allows the user to prescribe antenna ...
  • Hydrodynamics and morphodynamics of shallow tidal channels and intertidal flats 

    Friedrichs, Carl T. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1993-02)
    In this thesis, mechanisms which control morphodynamics of shallow tidal embayments are investigated analytically. In the process of exploring these mechanisms (specifically asymmetries in bottom stress, τ), basis momentum ...
  • Mixing processes and hydraulic control in a highly stratified estuary 

    MacDonald, Daniel G. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2003-02)
    This thesis utilizes field data from the Fraser River Estuary, a highly stratified system located in southwestern British Columbia, Canada, to investigate the nature of mixing processes in a highly stratified environment, ...
  • On the flow induced in a thermally stratified fluid by a source of heat 

    Knox, Robert A. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1971-06)
    The flow produced by an infinitely long horizontal heated strip in a thermally stratified fluid is examined theoretically. For strong stratification a long flat convection cell or tongue results. Profiles of velocity and ...
  • Vorticity control for efficient propulsion 

    Anderson, Jamie M. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1996-02)
    Vorticity control is a new paradigm in propulsion hydrodynamics. In this thesis, we study fish-like propulsion strategies as concepts in vorticity control. Our motivation for this research stems from the remarkable ...