Protection of seawall against earthquake and tsunami using flexible material

H. Hazarika, K. H. Pradhan, Y. Fukumoto, N. Yasufuku, R. Ishikura, N. Hirayu

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Abstract

In March 11, 2011 tsunami activated by the 2011 off the pacific coast of Tohoku Earthquake led to several compound disasters in Japan. Many coastal protection structures such as seawalls and breakwaters were damaged seriously but, surprisingly a waste tire retaining wall, located just about 150 m away from a completely collapsed seawall was found to be undamaged. In order to demonstrate how effectively these tires will function against the earthquake and tsunami to protect seawall, a new model was developed and tsunami impact force experiments were performed for a sea wall with model tires behind it (land side). Results from the tsunami impact force experiments showed a better performance of the sea wall when protected with tires placed behind the seawall. At the same time, field test were conducted by cultivating different kind of plants inside the actual tires to maintain the environment. The field test results showed that the greening effect could be maintained by planting trees inside the tires.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer Methods and Recent Advances in Geomechanics - Proc. of the 14th International Conference of International Association for Computer Methods and Recent Advances in Geomechanics, IACMAG 2014
PublisherTaylor and Francis - Balkema
Pages1897-1902
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781138001480
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event14th International Conference of International Association for Computer Methods and Recent Advances in Geomechanics, IACMAG 2014 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: Sep 22 2014Sep 25 2014

Publication series

NameComputer Methods and Recent Advances in Geomechanics - Proceedings of the 14th Int. Conference of International Association for Computer Methods and Recent Advances in Geomechanics, IACMAG 2014

Other

Other14th International Conference of International Association for Computer Methods and Recent Advances in Geomechanics, IACMAG 2014
CountryJapan
CityKyoto
Period9/22/149/25/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Geochemistry and Petrology

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    Hazarika, H., Pradhan, K. H., Fukumoto, Y., Yasufuku, N., Ishikura, R., & Hirayu, N. (2015). Protection of seawall against earthquake and tsunami using flexible material. In Computer Methods and Recent Advances in Geomechanics - Proc. of the 14th International Conference of International Association for Computer Methods and Recent Advances in Geomechanics, IACMAG 2014 (pp. 1897-1902). (Computer Methods and Recent Advances in Geomechanics - Proceedings of the 14th Int. Conference of International Association for Computer Methods and Recent Advances in Geomechanics, IACMAG 2014). Taylor and Francis - Balkema. https://doi.org/10.1201/b17435-336