Wave Pressure on Seawall
Seawall construction is one of the major way of coastal protection against tsunamis.
Estimation of tsunami loading on a structure is quite important to proper design of a seawall.
In this study, hydraulic flume tests and numerical simulations were conducted in order to investigate the characteristics of the tsunami loadings
Correlations between the loadings on a seawall and the Froude numbers of the flow were investigated. Finally, we proposed the method to evaluate the maximum tsunami loadings on the seawall.
The method can predict the loadings on a seawall even when the Froude numbers of the flows become high.