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IJESD 2013 Vol. 4(2): 134-138 ISSN: 2010-0264
DOI: 10.7763/IJESD.2013.V4.321

Forecasting Damage Length of Maritime Structures Caused by Typhoons Based on Improved EWE Method

R. Hashimura
Abstract—The aim is to forecast the damage length of damaged maritime structures at each coast for each pass of a typhoon of the equivalent wave energy of a typhoon at a latitude of 30°N using the so-called equivalent wave energy (EWE) method, which has been improved. EWE of typhoons is defined based on the maximum wind speed and the duration of wind blowing of the typhoon. Using the data on the damage length of maritime structures by typhoons and the path and the equivalent wave energy of typhoons, the vulnerability of coastal regions along the coastline of Japan for 13 groups of typhoon with different paths is estimated. The improved EWE method has been upgraded in comparison with EWE method and it will be used to estimate the damage length of damaged maritime structures that will occur along the coast at a latitude of 30° N before a typhoon strikes. The forecasting method reported here will be used for the purpose of coastal zone management in disaster prevention works. Further, it provides useful for information of storm warning and evacuation of residents along coastlines

Index Terms—Equivalent wave energy method, damage length, typhoon vulnerability.

R. Hashimura is with the Department of EcoDesign, Sojo University, Kumamoto, Kumamoto Prefecture 860-0082, Japan (e-mail: ryusuke@eco.sojo-u.ac.jp).

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Cite:R. Hashimura, "Forecasting Damage Length of Maritime Structures Caused by Typhoons Based on Improved EWE Method," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 134-138, 2013.

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