Large earthquake/tsunami experiment facility

 This facility, developed by PARI to reproduce the processes from facility damage by an earthquake to facility destruction by a tsunami, consists of an earthquake generator (underwater shake table), a wave generator, and a flume. Research is in progress to clarify whether or not breakwaters, quay walls, or banks can be destroyed by an earthquake and can withstand subsequent tsunami.

    * The machine produces 123 rotations per minute to apply a centrifugal force 50 times greater than gravitational acceleration.





World's only facility capable of reproducing earthquake-tsunami disaster

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