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Analysis of shore line protection works in tsunami hit areas of east coast of India

Sivakumar Babu, GL and Srivastava, A (2005) Analysis of shore line protection works in tsunami hit areas of east coast of India. In: International Conference on Geotechnical Engineering for Disaster Mitigation and Rehabilitation, DEC 12-13, 2005, Singapore.

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Evaluation and design of shore protection works in the case of tsunamis assumes considerable importance in view of the impact it had in the recent tsunami of 26th December 2004 in India and other countries in Asia. The fact that there are no proper guidelines have made in the matters worse and resulted in the magnitude of damage that occurred. Survey of the damages indicated that the scour as a result of high velocities is one of the prime reasons for damages in the case of simple structures. It is revealed that sea walls in some cases have been helpful to minimize the damages. The objective of this paper is to suggest that design of shore line protection systems using expected wave heights that get generated and use of flexible systems such as geocells is likely to give a better protection. The protection systems can be designed to withstand the wave forces that corresponding to different probabilities of incidence. A design approach of geocells protection system is suggested and illustrated with reference to the data of wave heights in the east coast of India.

Item Type: Conference Paper
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Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Depositing User: Ms G Yashodha
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2010 06:35
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2010 06:35
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/27320

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