Project Abstract

Project Description

Modeling Simulations

Experimental Testing

Publications

Presentations

Team Members

 

A recent survey of tsunami damage in Samoa by members of the project team resulted in the following reconnaissance report:

 

Robertson, I.N., Carden, L., Riggs, H.R., Yim, S., Young, Y.L., Paczkowski, K., and Witt, D., Reconnaissance Following the September 29, 2009 Tsunami in Samoa, Research Reports UHM/CEE/10-01, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Hawaii at Manoa, January 20, 2010, pp. 145

 

The following papers have been published relating to this project:

 

NEES PBTE Journal Publications:

 

Robertson, Ian N., Riggs, Ronald H., Yim, Solomon, and Young, Yin Lu, Lessons from Katrina, Civil Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, April 2006, pp. 56-63.

Robertson, Ian N., Riggs, H. Ronald, Yim, Solomon C. S., and Young, Yin Lu, “Lessons From Hurricane Katrina Storm Surge on Bridges and Buildings”, Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering, Vol.133, No.6, American Society of Civil Engineers, Nov/Dec 2007.

Riggs, H. R., Suzuki, H., Ertekin, R. C., Kim, J. W., and Iijima, K., Comparison of hydroelastic computer codes based on the ISSC, Ocean Engineering, V.35, Pg 589, 2008.

 

Y.L. Young, J. White, H. Xiao, and R.I. Borja, “Liquefaction potential of coastal slopes induced by solitary waves,” Acta Geotechnica, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 17-34, 2009.

 

Roeber, V., Cheung, K.F., and Kobayashi, M.H. Conservative form of Boussinesq-type equations for nearshore wave modeling. Coastal Engineering, in review

 

H. Xiao, Y.L. Young, and J.H. Prevost, “Scaling of Transient Wave-Soil Interaction Problems,” International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, under review.

 

H. Xiao, Y.L. Young, and J.H. Prevost, “Runup and drawdown of breaking solitary waves over a fine sand beach.  Part II:  numerical modeling,” Marine Geology, under review.

 

H. Xiao, J.H. Prevost, and Y.L. Young, “Multiphase Flow Through Deformable Porous Media Under Extreme Wave Loading,” Proceedings of Royal Society A, under review.

 

NEES PBTE Conference Publications:

 

Y.L. Young and H. Xiao, “Numerical and Experimental Investigations of Tsunami-Induced Sediment Transport,” American Geophysics Union 2007 Joint Assembly, Acapulco, Mexico, May 22-25, 2007.

 

H. Xiao and Y.L. Young, “Modeling of Solitary Waves over a Movable Bed”, 9th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics, San Francisco, CA, July 23-26, 2007.

 

Robertson, I.N., Yim, S.C., Young, Y.L., and Riggs, H.R., Coastal bridge performance during Hurricane Katrina, Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation, SEMC-2007, Cape Town, South Africa, September 2007, Milpress, The Netherlands, pp. 1864-1870.

 

Pedro, H.T.C.; Leung, K.-W.; Kobayashi, M.H.; Riggs, H.R. Numerical Study of the Wave Impact on Structural Elements Using Large Eddy Simulation,  26th International Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering Conference, 2007

 

Young, Yin Lu, and Xiao, Heng, "Enhanced Sediment Transport due to Wave-Soil Interactions", Proceedings of 2008 NSF Engineering Research and Innovation Conference, Knoxville, Tennessee, January 2008.

 

Riggs, H. R., Robertson, Ian N., Cheung, Kwok Fai, Pawlak, Geno, Young. Yin Lu, and Yim, Solomon C. S., "Experimental Simulation of Tsunami Hazards to Buildings and Bridges", Proceedings of 2008 NSF Engineering Research and Innovation Conference, Knoxville, Tennessee, January 2008.

Robertson, I.N., and Riggs, H.R., Development of Performance Based Tsunami Engineering, PBTE, Proceedings of the Mini-Conference on International Infrastructure Renewal and Reconstruction (IIIRR-2008), Calgary, Canada, April 2008.

 

Robertson, I.N., Riggs, H.R., and Mohamed, A., Experimental Results of Tsunami Bore Forces on Structures, Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, OMAE 2008, Estoril, Portugal, June 2008.

 

H. Xiao and Y.L. Young, “Solitary Wave Runup on Movable Bed:  Experimental and Numerical Investigations,” NEES 6TH Annual Meeting: The Value of Earthquake Engineering Research, Portland, OR, June 18-20, 2008.

 

Y.L. Young, H. Xiao, J. White, and R.I. Borja, “Can Tsunami Lead to Liquefaction Failure of Coastal Sandy Slopes,” 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Beijing, China, Oct. 12-17, 2008.

 

Xiao, H., Young, Y.L., and Prevost, J.H., Dynamic Interactions between the Vadose and Phreatic Zones during Breaking Solitary Wave Runup and Drawdown over a Fine Sand Beach, Proceedings of the ASME 28th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, OMAE 2009, Honolulu, Hawaii, May-June 2009.

 

Roeber, V., Cheung, K-F., Robertson, I.N., and Riggs, H.R., Tsunami Bore Formation Over a Fringing Reef, Proceedings of 2009 NSF Engineering Research and Innovation Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 2009

 

Young, Y.L., and Xiao, H., Erosion and Liquefaction Failure of Coastal Sandy Slopes Caused by Breaking Solitary Wave Runup and Drawdown, Proceedings of 2009 NSF Engineering Research and Innovation Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 2009

 

Y.L. Young, J.H. Prevost, J.A. Smith, H. Xiao, S. Sanborn, M.L. Baeck, and N. Lin, “Numerical Modeling of Hurricanes and Storm Surges, Near-shore Wave-Soil Interactions, and Slope Instability Failures,” 2009 NSF Engineering Research and Innovation Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 22-25, 2009.

 

Y.L. Young and H. Xiao, “Erosion and Liquefaction Failure of Coastal Sandy Slopes Caused by Breaking Solitary Wave Runup and Drawdown,” NEES Seventh Annual Meeting: Seismic Mitigation in a Flat World, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 23-25, 2009.

 

Y.L. Young, H. Xiao, and J.H. Prevost, “Transient Responses of Coastal Sandy Slopes during Extreme Wave Runups and Drawdowns,” NEES Seventh Annual Meeting: Seismic Mitigation in a Flat World, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 23-25, 2009.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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