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Tsunami impact on coastal structures
Author : SR. Shafiei Amraei, B.W. Melville, A.Y. Shamseldin, B. Burridge, and A. Hogan
The interaction between tsunami waves and coastal structures has recently gained significant interest. A laboratory investigation of the impact of tsunami waves on the front face of a coastal structure is reported. The forces induced on a 1:16.67 scale model of a coastal building were measured. The maximum force in the wave direction was equivalent to about 235% of the hydrostatic force. Wave celerity, wave profile and wave run-up were also recorded.
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Chapter : IAHR World Congress Proceedings
Category : 34th Congress - Brisbane (2011)
Article : THEME 2: Coastal Hydraulics: Form and Function
Date Published : 01/07/2011
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