Evaluating Method of Solitary Wave-Induced Tsunami Force Acting on an Onshore Bridge in Coastal Area

연안역의 육상 교량에 작용하는 고립파에 의한 지진해일파력의 평가법

Kim, Do-Sam;Kyung, Kab-Soo;Lee, Yoon-Doo;Woo, Kyung Hwan

  • Received : 2015.10.26
  • Accepted : 2015.12.22
  • Published : 2016.04.29


In this study, the solitary wave-induced tsunami force acting on an onshore bridges in coastal area was numerically modelled by means of TWOPM-3D based on Navier-Stokes solver and VOF method which can track free surface effectively. The validity of numerical analysis was verified by comparing the experimental tsunami bore force acting on vertical wall and column structure. In particular, the characteristics of tsunami force with the changing tsunami intensity were surveyed through numerical experiments. The availability of 3-dimensional numerical analysis was reviewed through the comparison between the existing numerical results and design criteria for each drag force coefficient by applying Morison equation considering only drag force. As reasonable and high-precision estimation method of tsunami force, it was suggested to apply the estimation method taking drag and inertial force into consideration at the same time.


onshore bridge;solitary waves;tsunami force;morison equation;drag force;inertia force;TWOPM-3D


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