Project Summary

This project is now concluded. A good overview of the project appears in Riggs, H. R., Cox, D. T., Naito, C. J., Kobayashi, M. H., Piran Aghl, P., Ko, H. T.-S., and Khowitar, E. (2014). "Experimental and analytical study of water-driven debris impact forces on structures." Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, 136, doi:10.1115/1.4028338, OMAE-13-1042.

More details on the project and all the experimental data can be obtained from https://nees.org/warehouse/project/942.

In addition to the above publication, the following publications resulted from the project.

Piran Aghl, P., Naito, C. J., and Riggs, H. R. (2015). "Effect of nonstructural mass on debris impact demands: Experimental and simulation studies." Engineering Structures, 88, 10.1016/j.engstruct.2015.01.048, 163-175.

Piran Aghl, P., Naito, C. J., and Riggs, H. R. (2015). "A simplified model for estimating axial impact forces resulting from debris with nonstructural mass." Structural Engineering and Mechanics.

Piran Aghl, P., Naito, C. J., and Riggs, H. R. (2014). "Estimation of demands resulting from inelastic axial impact of steel debris." Engineering Structures, 82(1), 10.1016/j.engstruct.2014.10.021, 11-21.

Piran Aghl, P., Naito, C., and Riggs, H. R. (2014). "Investigating the effect of nonstructural mass on impact forces from elastic debris." Structures Congress 2014, Boston, ASCE, 635-644.

Piran Aghl, P., Naito, C., and Riggs, H. R. (2014). "Full-scale experimental study of impact demands resulting from high mass, low velocity debris." Journal of Structural Engineering, 10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0000948, 04014006.

Naito, C., Cercone, C., Riggs, H. R., and Cox, D. (2014). "Procedure for site assessment of the potential for tsunami debris impact." Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering, 140, 10.1061/(ASCE)WW.1943-5460.0000222, 223-232.

Ko, H. T.-S., Cox, D. T., Riggs, H. R., and Naito, C. J. (2014). "Hydraulic experiments on impact forces from tsunami-driven debris." Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering, 10.1061/(ASCE)WW.1943-5460.0000286, 04014043.

Khowitar, E., Riggs, H. R., and Kobayashi, M. H. (2014). "Beam response to longitudinal impact by a pole." Journal of Engineering Mechanics, 140(7), 10.1061/(ASCE)EM.1943-7889.0000765, 04014045.

Riggs, H. R., Cox, D. T., Naito, C. J., Kobayashi, M. H., Piran Aghl, P., Ko, H. T.-S., and Khowitar, E. (2013). "Water-driven debris impact forces on structures: experimental and theoretical program." 32nd Intl. Conf. on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, Nantes, France, ASME, OMAE2013-11128.

Piran Aghl, P., Naito, C. J., and Riggs, H. R. (2013). "An experimental study of demands resulting from in-air impact of debris." Satefy, Reliability, Risk and Life-Cycle Performance of Structures and Infrastructures, G. Deodatis, B. R. Ellingwood, and D. M. Frangopol, eds., Taylor and Francis Group, London, 5541-5547.

Paczkowski, K., Riggs, H. R., Naito, C. J., and Lehmann, A. (2012). "A one-dimensional model for impact forces resulting from high mass, low velocity debris." Structural Engineering and Structural Mechanics, 42(6), 831-847.