AbstractThe tsunami-height reduction using a very large floating structure, i.e., VLFS, is discussed, with the water waves, interacting with a floating thin-plate, simulated numerically. The final tsunami-height reduction rate increases, as VLFS length, VLFS flexural rigidity, or the wave height of an incident tsunami, is increased. If two VLFSs are utilized, the final tsunami-height reduction rate, also depends on the distance between the VLFSs. In two-dimensional tsunami propagation, another wave propagates to the outside, along the crest line of the main wave, leading to an additional tsunami-height reduction.
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