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Tsunami design procedures for engineered buildings: a critical review

Macabuag, JLD; Raby, A; Pomonis, A; Nistor, I; Wilkinson, S; Rossetto, T; (2018) Tsunami design procedures for engineered buildings: a critical review. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Civil Engineering , 171 (4) pp. 166-178. 10.1680/jcien.17.00043. Green open access

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Abstract

Tsunamis have the potential to cause enormous loss of life and socio-economic impacts on coastal communities. Central to tsunami risk mitigation is the protection of critical infrastructure and evacuation-designated buildings, which are often necessarily located within tsunami inundation zones. As such, these must be designed to withstand and remain fully or partially operational after a tsunami. Guidance documents for tsunami design of buildings exist in the USA and Japan, including the recent release of the US ASCE 7 chapter 6 on tsunami loads and effects. This paper outlines the key engineering principles of tsunami design of buildings, summarises and compares how these principles are addressed by US and Japanese standards, and outlines considerations not yet covered.

Type: Article
Title: Tsunami design procedures for engineered buildings: a critical review
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1680/jcien.17.00043
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1680/jcien.17.00043
Language: English
Additional information: Published with permission by the ICE under the CC-BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Keywords: Buildings, structures & design; codes of practice & standards; disaster engineering
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Civil, Environ and Geomatic Eng
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10054079
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