Thusyanthan, NI and Madabhushi, SPG (2008) Tsunami wave loading on coastal houses: A model approach. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Civil Engineering, 161. pp. 77-86. ISSN 0965-089XFull text not available from this repository.
The Asian tsunami of 26 December 2004 killed over 220 000 people and devastated coastal structures, including many thousands of traditional brick-built homes. This paper presents the results of model tests that compare the impact of a tsunami wave on a typical coastal house with that on a new tsunami resistant design developed in the USA and now built in Sri Lanka Digital images recorded during the test reveal how the tsunami wave passed through the new house design without damaging it but severely damaged the typical coastal house. Pressure sensor results also provided further insight into tsunami wave loading, indicating that the established Japanese method significantly underestimates maximum impact load.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Buildings, structures & design Hydraulics & hydrodynamics Models (physical)|
|Divisions:||Div D > Geotechnical and Environmental|
|Depositing User:||Cron Job|
|Date Deposited:||07 Mar 2014 12:00|
|Last Modified:||08 Dec 2014 02:27|