WIT Press


Measurements Of Oil Spill Spreading In A Wave Tank Using Digital Image Processing

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/OIL980151

Volume

27

Pages

9

Published

1998

Size

1,071 kb

Author(s)

H. Mores, A. Andreatta, G. Llona & I. Saavedra

Abstract

In this work, an experimental study of spreading of crude oil is carried out in a wave tank. The tests are performed by spilling different volumes and types of crude oil on the water surface. An experimental measurement technique was developed based on digital processing of video images. The acquisition and processing of such images is carried out by using a video camera and inexpensive microcomputer hardware and software. Processing is carried out by first performing a digital image filter, then edge detection is performed on the filtered image data. The final result is a file that contains the coordinat

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