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JDR Vol.2 No.6 pp. 531-536
(2007)
doi: 10.20965/jdr.2007.p0531

Paper:

Design Tsunami Forces for Onshore Structures

Harry Yeh

School of Civil and Construction Engineering, Oregon State University, USA

Received:
June 22, 2007
Accepted:
September 18, 2007
Published:
December 1, 2007
Keywords:
tsunamis, hydrodynamic forces, surge forces, debris impact
Abstract

Tsunamis often cause structural damage by direct water forces as well as impact forces by water-born missiles. The available design guidelines for tsunami forces are reviewed and evaluated. Synthesizing technical information, rational methodologies are developed for the determination of design tsunami forces on buildings located in onshore areas where tsunami inundation maps are available. Although there are substantial uncertainties with respect to tsunami phenomena themselves, the simple methodologies developed may be used for preliminary evaluation of tsunami forces.

Cite this article as:
H. Yeh, “Design Tsunami Forces for Onshore Structures,” J. Disaster Res., Vol.2, No.6, pp. 531-536, 2007.
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