AbstractDesigning tsunami-safe buildings relies on engineering codes to estimate induced loads. The only such design code, written in mandatory language is "Chapter 6 - Tsunami Loads and Effects" published recently in the ASCE 7-16 (2017). In this study, for the first time, a bore originating from a solitary wave was used to investigate the damage to an idealized structure at relatively large scale (1:5). Therefore, model tests with rigid and non-rigid structures were combined to provide a unique data set of pressure distributions and structural response. This data set could be used to model structural behavior more realistically within the Froude-Cauchy similitude.
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