This paper describes reduction of water flow velocity by array of poles as a new wave mitigation structure. This structure is based on tsunami mitigation coastal forest. As natural forests have many problems such as low fraction of trees, low visibility of ocean waves, low strength, long of time to grow, and so on. To cope with these problems, a new wave mitigation structure has been developed, which are intended to add better capability of high wave or tsunami mitigation effect to actual ones by optimizing various parameters such as configuration, distribution density and material properties. In this study, the effect of type of material and its combination were mainly investigated. According to the results, reduction rate of the flow velocity increases with increasing number of rows for each material up to a certain level, and that of poles having lower Young's modulus is generally higher than that of those having higher Young's modulus. The effect of combination of materials was also investigated and drastic increase of mitigation effect was found when soft and hard poles were combined.
Hiroshi Asanuma, "Development of smart wave mitigation structure using array of poles (Conference Presentation)," Proc. SPIE 10168, Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2017, 101682C (Presented at SPIE Smart Structures and Materials + Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring: March 29, 2017; Published: 11 May 2017); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2260430.5427848117001.
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