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EAGER Tsunami Wave Phase 2

Status: Data Review/Interpretation
Planned for 2010-10-11 08:00 PST

Phase 1 of this project took place in Jan 2010 in the Tsunami Wave Basin. This phase is the followup testing that took place in the Large Wave Flume. The project will continue its investigation testing the hypothesis that the leading tsunami wave d... [more]

Landslide Tsunami Bathymetry Phase 1

Status: Data Review/Interpretation
Planned for 2010-07-12 16:52 PST

This project's long-term goal is to transform assessment and mitigation of the landslide tsunami hazard through hybrid modeling of landslide tsunami evolution in real world scenarios, where the generation, propagation, and runup stages overlap. Rare... [more]

Dissipation of Long-Wave Energy by Discontinuous Macro-Roughness

Status: Data Review/Interpretation
Planned for 2010-05-10 10:57 PST

This proposed NEESR Payload project investigates long-wave hydrodynamics when flow is impeded by discontinuous macro-roughness, representing forested areas. The overall project goal is to fundamentally understand how tsunami waves respond to disconti... [more]

Housesmash Phase 2

Status: Data Review/Interpretation
Planned for 2010-05-03 16:43 PST

Phase I of this project took place in the Large Wave Flume in FY2009. Phase II will take place in FY2010 in the Tsunami Wave Basin. Their work will focus on tsunami structure tests at smaller scales by utilizing the three-dimensional ability of the T... [more]

Tsunami and Swell Payload

Status: Data Review/Interpretation
Planned for 2010-03-08 23:34 PST

This payload project will investigate how tsunami waves are amplified by interaction with ocean swell and wind waves. Understanding how different ocean conditions can change the destructive power of tsunami waves is crucial in planning evacuation str... [more]

EAGER Tsunami Wave

Status: Data Review/Interpretation
Planned for 2010-01-19 23:29 PST

During the last forty years, solitary waves have been used as surrogate leading tsunami waves in laboratory studies. The data taken from the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunamis, however, show that the length and time scales for the solitary wave are too small... [more]

Tsunamos Phase 3

Status: Completed
Planned for 2009-07-06 13:00 PST

Based on the results of data analyzed from phase 2, researchers will construct a bathymetry with a significant cross-shore feature, such as a channel, which will generate strong 3D changes in the flow patterns during runup and rundown. This feature w... [more]

HiReef Phase 3

Status: Completed
Planned for 2009-07-06 12:56 PST

Based on the results of extensive test runs in the Tsunami Wave Basin from June to December 2007, selected experiments will be repeated at 2.5 times the scale in the Large Wave Flume. This will allow for evaluation of scaling techniques so that both... [more]

HouseSmash Phase 1

Status: Completed
Planned for 2009-04-15 12:49 PST

The goal of this project is to model building damage by studying water flow and debris hazard of collapsed buildings in the flooded areas. This will help us understand the expected damage to cities and town and to design buildings to withstand these... [more]

Tsunamos Phase 2

Status: Completed
Planned for 2008-07-18 08:13 PST

Phase II of TSUNAMOS will make use of a longshore-variable sloping beach. This beach can be described as a triangular reef, where the largest shallow water extent (shelf) exists along the centerline of the tank, and linearly tapers to zero at the ba... [more]

HouseImpact Payload

Status: Completed
Planned for 2007-11-14 12:34 PST

The objective of this payload project is to install residential structural models, at a larger-scale than the mid to high-rise structures tested by the SG researchers on the other side of the wave basin, to investigate impact due to wave loading and... [more]

HiReef Phase 1 & Phase 2

Status: Completed
Planned for 2007-06-11 16:15 PST

The proposed research will develop the methodology and validated simulation tools for implementation of site specific Performance Based Tsunami Engineering (PBTE) for use in the analysis, evaluation, design and retrofit of coastal structures and faci... [more]

Tsunami Wave Impact Forces on Cylinders (TIC)

Status: Completed [Movie]
Planned for 2007-04-15 10:00 PST

The impact for of tsunami (or solitary wave) as well as Conoidal waves on an arryy of cylinders will be examined under this experiment. The purpose of the experiment is to provide accurate wave runup, pressure and total base shear and overturning mom... [more]

Tsunamos Phase 1

Status: Completed
Planned for 2007-03-05 08:55 PST

The objectives of the proposed research program are to 1) improve understanding of nearshore, three-dimensional tsunami evolution through an extensive set of physical experiments using NEES facilities; 2) create an extensible framework to provide a... [more]

3D Tsunami Evolution Using a Landslide Tsunami Generator

Status: Completed [Movie]
Planned for 2006-12-05 15:16 PST

The proposed research program aims at achieving the following scientific objectives: 1. to understand the mechanism of landslide generated tsunamis and the associated runup and rundown, 2. to understand the dynamic interactions among tsunamis, rigid... [more]

HiReef Pilot Study

Status: Completed
Planned for 2006-10-31 16:14 PST

Experimental scour studies will be conducted to calibrate Prof. Yin Lu Younga??s analytical and numerical sediment transport models. Preliminary experiments will be conducted in the Tsunami Research Facility Long Wave Flume using a previous experimen... [more]

Experience with Hybrid Simulation