REFLECTION AND RUN-UP OF TSUNAMI ON QUAY WALL AND BEHAVIOR OF DRIFTED VESSELS DUE TO TSUNAMI

Norimi Mizutani, Tomoaki Nakamura

Abstract


Behaviors of a drifted vessel due to a tsunami and the reflection of the tsunami from a quay wall are investigated in this paper based on experiments and numerical analysis. It is found that the height of the quay wall has a great influence on the reflection, and hence the tsunami run-up. It is also revealed that the vessel can be run up on the apron when the water depth at the quay wall is larger than the draft of the vessel.

Keywords


tsunami; drifted vessel; reflection

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