Hydraulic performance of an impermeable submerged structure for tsunami damping

Hydraulic performance of an impermeable submerged structure for tsunami damping
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In the face of the enormous destruction caused by the December 26, 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami event, it is necessary to utilize more effective means of tsunami mitigation to prevent such tragedies. Based on the experiences gathered in storm wave damping by using submerged structures, Agnieszka Strusinska examines the applicability of artificial reefs as an integrated part of a multi-defence line strategy for tsunami attenuation. In her study, she first discusses the results of laboratory experiments in order to identify the difference in the nonlinear interaction of storm and tsunami-like solitary waves with an impermeable sub¬mer¬ged structure of a finite width (including generation of wave breaking and wave fission). With this basic knowledge, the damping performance of an artificial reef under tsunami impact is determined as a ratio of wave transmission, wave reflection, and wave energy dissipation for varying reef geometries and incident wave conditions using a Boussinesq-type numerical model.

About the author

Agnieszka Strusinska, born in Szczecin (Poland) in 1980, graduated from the West Pomeranian University of Technology (Szczecin) in 2004 with a Master Engineering degree in Civil Engineering, specializing in Engineering Structures. Since 2005, she has performed doctoral studies focused on coastal protection against tsunami at the Leichtweiß-Institute for Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources (LWI) at the Braunschweig University of Technology (Germany) in the framework of a scholarship granted by the Graduate College "Fluid-Structure Interaction". Currently, she is continuing her studies on tsunami mitigation as a research assistant at the LWI.


Lieferzeit 2-3 Tage / 2-3 days
Autor/-in Agnieszka Strusinska
Anzahl der Seiten 228
Sprache Englisch
Erscheinungsdatum 01.02.2011
Gewicht (kg) 0.2750
ISBN-13 9783838202129