An investigation of the most effective tsunami blockade
Ryan Goh Soong Wen, Tan Ming Chuan, Michael Chun, Ben Cheong
Swrgoh@gmail.com, Tanmingchuan99@gmail.com, Mckprules@gmail.com, Bcheong10@gmail.com
Tsunamis have been destroying infrastructure. Being extremely hard to detect, it has taken many lives. At tsunami hotspots. wave breakers have been build to reduce the impact of the wave. Tsunamis are known to easily go pass such tsunami walls, and still cause massive destruction. Taller tsunami may only be weaker. The investigation was to find the most effective tsunami breaker to reduce the destruction of a tsunami. To achieve this, the team has researched about different shapes and designs of wave breakers and picked out the best few and built them. After creating a tank to simulate the wave in, waves were generated and the heights of the waves were measured to determine which wave breaker is the most effective in reducing the height of the wave. The results shows that the concave wavebreaker was the most effective as the wave height at an average of 13.3 cm for the first set of experiments and 13.6 cm for the second set of experiments. The concave wave breakers wave is 2.4 cm lower than the flat wave breaker, which is our constant. There were many factors that were not perfect and that we would improve upon. These results can be applied on many coastal regions to reduce the effect of the tsunami on the coast and it’s buildings and environment.