Validation of Tsunami Design Guidelines for Coastal Bridges

The objective of this study is to develop bridge design guidelines for the estimation of tsunami loads on highway bridges. It is proposed that the work include verification of the guidelines by model testing or comparison with observed results to calibrate the predictive capability of numerical models for analysis of tsunami loads on coastal bridges. Generalized bathymetry and topography parameters will be modeled analytically and replicated experimentally. For example, options may include a shallow submarine shelf case or deep submarine trench as bathymetry and coastal plain or river valley as topography. The resulting data will be analyzed to determine their appropriateness and compared against the numerical predictions.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $545000.00
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities

    Research & Technology Transfer
    3132 Channel Dr
    Juneau, AK  United States  99801

    California Department of Transportation

    1227 O Street
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95814

    Oregon Department of Transportation

    355 Capitol St. NE
    Salem, OR  United States  97301-3871

    Washington State Department of Transportation

    Transportation Building
    Olympia, WA  United States  98504

    Hawaii Department of Transportation

    2530 Likelike Highway
    Honolulu, HI  United States  96817
  • Project Managers:

    Lazarus, Jon

  • Performing Organizations:

    Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center

    UC Berkeley
    325 Davis Hall
    Berkeley, CA  United States 

    Oregon State University, Corvallis

    101 Kearney Hall
    Corvallis, OR  United States  97331
  • Principal Investigators:

    Lynett, Patrick

  • Start Date: 20150416
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20181230
  • Source Data: RiP Project 42288

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01566816
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Contract Numbers: TPF-5(307)
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 23 2015 1:01AM