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  1. Here are a few notes about this presentation. It was developed as part of an activity about Tsunami Hazard Mitigation and Engineering, call Tsunamis and Sand Bins. It contains three sections: tsunamis and modeling, civil engineering and the engineering design cycle. Each of these sections is meant to introduce the topic and provide an overview. Any section of this presentation maybe delivered separately or removed from the presentation as it relates to the teaching goals. Slides can be added for increased content. Please use this a start for your teaching, modify it as necessary. It is meant to be a “living” document. However the author and her sources should be acknowledged if you distribute this presentation . If you have questions or comment please contact alicia.lyman-holt@oregonstate.eduor 541-737-3665

  2. Surviving Tsunamis on the Oregon Coast Coastal Engineers Think Inside the Box

  3. Part 1 – Tsunami and Research at the NEES Tsunami Facility

  4. What is a Tsunami? Means “Harbor Wave” in Japanese It a sudden and dramatic rise in sea level, resulting in a very fast and damaging flood. Credit: USGS

  5. Tsunami Before and After Community in Japan before (above) and after(below) the Feb 2011 tsunami Credit:

  6. Stages of a Tsunami Generation Propagation Inundation Credit:NOAA Credit: EPA How are tsunamis created? What happens when they hit land? How do they move through the ocean?

  7. How are Tsunamis Generated?

  8. How are Tsunamis Generated? • Subduction Zone Earthquakes • Landslides • Volcanoes • Glaciers

  9. Tsunami Generation Subduction Zone Earthquakes (video click on the image) (USGS) Illustration of Tsunami Generation by Subduction Zone

  10. Tsunamis Generation • Landslides – Volcanoes –Glaciers Lituya Bay 1958 in Alaska – source

  11. Tsunamis Generation • Landslides – Volcanoes –Glaciers Aysen in Chile in 2007– source: Fritz

  12. Tsunami Propagation (video) Click on link to go to NOAA’s YouTube video of a narrated animation of the March 11, 2011 Honshu, Japan tsunami propagation (NOAA Center for Tsunami Research)

  13. Tsunami Inundation Large amount of water floods into a land area usually above sea level – this is measured in feet (or meters) above sea level Credit: Dan Cox

  14. Tsunamis in Oregon 30 min Cascadia Subduction Zone 1 in 7 chance in the next 50 years

  15. New! Dynamic Tsunami Hazard Map Video courtesy of : Dr. Harry Yeh Oregon State University & Dr. Katada Gunma University, Japan

  16. Typical waves at Seaside: 6 ft high every 7 sec. Credit: Dan Cox

  17. Demonstration of Cascadia subduction zone tsunami Credit: Dan Cox

  18. “Wave Force Potential” Numerical Calculations Courtesy of Dr. Patrick Lynett, USC

  19. 1:6 Scale Residential Building Courtesy of: Drs. J. Van de Lindt, Colorado State Univ. & R. Gupta, Oregon State University

  20. Near Prototype Scale Wall Credit: Dan Cox

  21. Part 2Introduction to Civil and Coastal Engineering

  22. What is Engineering??

  23. What is Engineering?? Engineering = Math+Science+creativity = problem solving Engineers – Design solutions to problems Engineers – Innovate (make new things/ solve problems) Engineers –work in teams

  24. What is Civil Engineering Civil engineering is a discipline that deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment. (Wikipedia)

  25. Civil Engineers work on? Source: Jan Drewes

  26. Civil Engineers work on? Buildings Roads Rivers Sanitation Systems Parks Bridges Towns Dams Subways

  27. Safety A major goal of all of civil engineering is to provide safety for the users of the infrastructure. This can mean:

  28. Safety A major goal of all of civil engineering is to provide safety for the users of the infrastructure. This can mean: Designing buildings to withstand loads from wind or earthquakes Designing bridges to withstand loading from large heavy trucks or high winds Planning highway/freeway systems to provide adequate evacuation routes

  29. Coastal Engineering Source:

  30. Coastal Engineering The goal of Coastal Engineering is to protect civil infrastructure from coastal processes.

  31. Erosion Source: Armand Thibault

  32. Storms Credit: Steve Earley

  33. Hurricanes Gilchrist Texas after Hurricane Ike in 2008, (credit: the guardian)

  34. Credit: Kyodo/AP Japan March 2011 Tsunami

  35. Part 3. Engineering Design Cycle

  36. Engineers think inside the box and the engineering design cycle How to think and work like an engineer

  37. Thinking inside the box Budget Tsunami forces Building Code Time

  38. The Engineering Design Process

  39. Define the Problem Start by defining your problem. Be specific. Make sure everyone on your team agrees with the problem statement

  40. Gather Information • What are the constraints on your design? • Write them down • Hint: Some constraints include • Materials • Time • Wave Height • Budget

  41. Gather Information What does your proposed solution have to do? What forces does it have to resist to stay safe? What kinds of designs are most likely to resist those forces?

  42. Generate Multiple Solutions • Decide how you will judge your ideas! • What criteria will you use to make a decision on a design? • Try different designs, test them in your mini-tsunami sand bin • Record your results

  43. Analyze andChoose a Solution Use the criteria you defined to choose one design

  44. Implement the solution Now the fun starts! Build your chosen design! Record your design performance to report

  45. Remember… • Design is an Iterative Process • You can make changes as you go • But you have TIME constraints to implement your design!

  46. Acknowledgments I would like to thank the following people for their contributions to this presentation Dr. Dan Cox, Oregon State University Deanna Lyons, Oregon State University I would like to thank the following organizations for their fiscal support that made is presentation possible: The National Science Foundation The Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation Oregon Sea Grant