Chulalongkorn University Theses and Dissertations (Chula ETD)

Other Title (Parallel Title in Other Language of ETD)


Year (A.D.)


Document Type


First Advisor

Anat Ruangrassamee


Faculty of Engineering (คณะวิศวกรรมศาสตร์)

Department (if any)

Department of Civil Engineering (ภาควิชาวิศวกรรมโยธา)

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Level

Doctoral Degree

Degree Discipline

Civil Engineering




The impact of large debris such as loaded shipping containers can cause significant damage to buildings at shorelines. In this study, the building and protection structures are connected with fenders to reduce the impact of large debris. The objective is to study the building with a fender structure that reduces the impact of the shipping container. For a fender structure, cone-shaped rubber fenders are used to absorb the impact energy. Various fender reactions are considered as a parameter to conduct the efficiency of the fender. Tsunami pushover analyses using the force-controlled and displacement-controlled methods are used to obtain the capacity of the building. The energy approach for shipping container impact is used to evaluate the resistance of the building. Capacity curves, energy absorptions, inter-story drift ratios of the buildings with and without fender structures are studied. The fender can effectively absorb the debris impact. A design recommendation is proposed for the building with a fender structure. It is found that fender yield forces in the fender structure is the key parameter for the performance of the main building. Then, a three-dimensional tsunami pushover analysis is conducted on the building with 6 fender units. It is found that building with fenders can effectively resist all types of shipping container impact cases.

Other Abstract (Other language abstract of ETD)

-การกระแทกจากวัตถุขนาดใหญ่ที่ลอยมากับสึนามิ เช่น ตู้คอนเทนเนอร์ ส่งผลให้เกิดความเสียหายต่ออาคารในริมชายฝั่ง ในการศีกษานี้ได้พิจารณาอาคารที่มีการเชื่อมต่อกับโครงสร้างรับแรงกระแทกเพื่อให้สามารถลดผลจากการกระแทกได้ โดยได้ศึกษาประสิทธิภาพของอุปกรณ์รับแรงกระแทก



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