Investigation of coastal structure failures due to the 2011 great eastern Japan earthquake tsunami

R. Jayaratne, T. Mikami, Miguel Esteban, Tomoya Shibayama

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Abstract

The authors have highlighted critical failure mode of coastal structures, particularly sea dikes and seawalls affected by the 2011 Great Eastern Japan Earthquake Tsunami, based on their two extensive field surveys conducted in the summers of 2011 and 2012 (UEL-Waseda Research Partnership), and numerical modelling at Waseda University. Further, the authors have attempted to simulate overflowing wave pressure, vorticity and velocity over a coastal dike which will be useful for a practicing engineer to check whether a certain level of overflowing pressure, vorticity and velocity is likely to cause a structure to fail catastrophically during a given tsunami event.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCoasts, Marine Structures and Breakwaters 2013: From Sea to Shore - Meeting the Challenges of the Sea
PublisherICE Publishing
Pages1241-1250
Number of pages10
Volume2
ISBN (Print)9780727759788
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event10th Coasts, Marine Structures and Breakwaters Conference 2013: From Sea to Shore - Meeting the Challenges of the Sea - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 2013 Sep 182013 Sep 20

Other

Other10th Coasts, Marine Structures and Breakwaters Conference 2013: From Sea to Shore - Meeting the Challenges of the Sea
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period13/9/1813/9/20

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Global and Planetary Change

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