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Testing Tsunami Loads on Coastal Structures

Posted on Thursday, November 3, 2011

,Yuriy Mikhaylov

2011 ARCS Honolulu Scholar Yuriy Mikhaylov conducts research on the impact tsunami forces on coastal structures—a subject of obvious interest in the wake of the tsunami damage resulting from this year’s earthquake in Japan.

Using computer simulation models, Mikhaylov applies eight kinds of tsunami-induced forces on six prototypical buildings, per the International Building Code 2006, in several locations of varying seismicity and soil types.

Read more in the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Campus Talk.