Scour depths near coastal structures due to the 2011 Tohoku Tsunami

Jeremy D. Bricker, Mathew Francis, Akihiko Nakayama

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    Herein, scour depth measurements are compared with theoretical and empirical estimates obtained at four sites in Chiba and Fukushima Prefectures impacted by the 2011 Tohoku Tsunami. At sites where scour was caused by either floodwall overtopping or acceleration of flow around building foundation footings, results of published scour experiments are compared with measured scour depths.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)637-641
    Number of pages5
    JournalJournal of Hydraulic Research
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 2012


    • Foundation
    • overtopping
    • plunge pool
    • scour
    • seawall
    • tsunami

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Civil and Structural Engineering
    • Water Science and Technology


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