School of Civil Engineering

Numerical Simulation and Experimental Study of Tsunami Run-up, Inundation, and overtopping behaviour on coastal sand dunes

Tsunamis are one of the most disastrous natural hazards and have a high potential to devastate coastal infrastructure. However, from the field observations of past tsunami events, it was identified that the coastal features like dunes acted as natural buffers and provided protection to the regions behind those coastal features. In order to study the protective behaviour of the coastal dunes against tsunamis, laboratory experiments are being conducted on laboratory scale models of the dunes. The results from the laboratory experiments will be used to validate the developed numerical model. 

1:00pm - 2:30pm

Tuesday, 25 August 2020