Collapse mechanism of seawalls by impulsive load due to the March 11 tsunami

N. Ishikawa, M. Beppu, T. Mikami, H. Tatesawa, Mitsuteru Asai

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Abstract

On March 11, 2011 the huge tsunami caused by the magnitude 9.0 earthquake devastated the Tohoku Pacific Ocean coastal regions of Japan. The impulsive fluid load of the tsunami caused devastating damage to the seawalls in the Tohoku region of Japan. On April 13-15, we investigated one of the disaster area, the town of Taro which had been very famous for having a 10m high seawall. This special lecture focuses on the collapse mechanism of the seawall by the impulsive fluid load due to the March 11 tsunami.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th International Conference on Shock and Impact Loads on Structures
Pages1-12
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2011
Event9th International Conference on Shock and Impact Loads on Structures - Fukuoka, Japan
Duration: Nov 16 2011Nov 18 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 9th International Conference on Shock and Impact Loads on Structures

Other

Other9th International Conference on Shock and Impact Loads on Structures
CountryJapan
CityFukuoka
Period11/16/1111/18/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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    Ishikawa, N., Beppu, M., Mikami, T., Tatesawa, H., & Asai, M. (2011). Collapse mechanism of seawalls by impulsive load due to the March 11 tsunami. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Shock and Impact Loads on Structures (pp. 1-12). (Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Shock and Impact Loads on Structures).