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Distributed damping of tsunamis


Javanmardi, M and Alam, R, Distributed damping of tsunamis, ASME 2015 34th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, 31 May - 05 June 2015, St Johns, Newfoundland, Canada, pp. 1-13. ISBN 9780791856550 (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1115/OMAE2015-41082


Tsunamis are a major threat to coastal communities. One of the ways to avoid tsunami disasters is to use breakwaters to attenuate the incident tsunami energy. The incident tsunami energy is expected to be dissipated by induced wave breaking in the shallow water over the structure peak.

In this paper, a new method to attenuate the tsunami energy is described and investigated. This new concept dissipates tsunami energy by implementing small barriers into the water before the tsunami reaches the shore. The interaction of tsunami-like solitary waves with new submerged barriers has been investigated and their performance was compared with that of conventional breakwaters. We found that the new structure can be used as a tsunami wave attenuator.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Ocean engineering
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in engineering
UTAS Author:Javanmardi, M (Dr Mohammadreza Javanmardi)
ID Code:106805
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2016-02-22
Last Modified:2016-07-19

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