(Princeton University, Engineering School) In a new approach to storm surge protection, a Princeton team has created a preliminary design for dual-purpose kinetic umbrellas that would provide shade during fair weather and could be tilted in advance of a storm to form a flood barrier. The researchers used computational modeling to begin evaluating the umbrellas’ ability to withstand an acute storm surge.

Original source: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-04/pues-gus040220.php