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Male' Island, the capital of Maldives, was hit by Indian Ocean Tsunami on December 26 2004, but the damage was less severe in comparison with other islands in Maldives and neighbor countries. One of the major reasons was attributed to the solid seawalls surrounding the island. In this study, the effects of the seawalls were inspected by numerical simulation, in which the finest grid size was 3.33m for the whole Male' Island. The results indicated that Male' Island without seawalls would havedoi:10.2208/prohe.50.1423 fatcat:pfeb6tp7sbc4xbiqazgmzrskfu