We conclude the concave design is the best, as it’s average height of wave is lower than the triangular, convex, and straight design, coming in at 13.3 cm. This means that it is most effective, and can contain the wave the best. From gaining this knowledge, we can apply it to real-life situation. In places where tsunamis are frequent, a concave-shaped wave breaker can be use to break the waves and reduce the destruction of these tsunamis.
5.1 Summary of findings
In an overview, we decide that a Concave wave design, where the indentation is exactly a semicircle, is advisable to be built near coastal areas to reduce the damage caused by tsunamis. Convex gave us the worst results, as the water level was the highest. The flat wave breaker was also infective, and the wave was quite high when it arrived at the beach, while the triangular wave breaker dampened the wavebreaker quite well. The concave wave breaker was the best at preventing the wave the best.
5.2 Practical Applications
We can use these results to prevent coastal areas from being devastated by the tsunamis. From our results, we can conclude what is the best wave breaker to use against tsunamis.
5.3 Areas for further study
We need to know how to create the most realistic wave as possible in a small tank. This is because to have the most accurate results, we need to create the best possible simulation. We also need to find out how other people who have conducted similar experiments created or built their entire experiment. We can use this as inspiration for our own design, or we could at least have a base design on what we want to achieve with our tank.