Research Area

Tsunami engineering

The 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami has raised awareness of the deadly consequences of earthquake-induced tsunamis worldwide. Tsunamis are rare events that are often caused by subduction earthquakes and resulting uplifts at ocean floor. Rapidly displaced, massive bodies of water generate a series of waves that can have devastating effects on coastlines and the infrastructure nearby.

There is currently a lack of research data for accurate numerical modelling of tsunamis and of their effects on coastal structures and nearby infrastructure. The Tsunami Research Group is actively pursuing research to mitigate risks associated with this natural disaster.

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The Department of Civil Engineering also conducts research in these additional fields.


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