Improvements in the physical modelling of tsunamis and their effects

Allsop, W. and Chandler, I. and Zaccaria, M. (2014) Improvements in the physical modelling of tsunamis and their effects. In: Coastlab14 (5th International Conference on the Application of Physical Modelling in Coastal and Port Engineering and Science), 29 September – 2 October 2014, Varna, Bulgaria.

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This paper summarises a series of advances in the development, testing and use of a novel pneumatic Tsunami Generator for physical models. It describes the main principles behind the initial development and use of the HR Wallingford/UCL Tsunami Generator, then describes various stages of further modelling and testing to improve and extend a numerical model of its performance. Tests on a (slightly) improved device are presented, including the successful generation of the 15 min long Mercator time series from the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, and trials of the 2011 Tohoku tsunami.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Coasts > General
Divisions: Coastal
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Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2020 09:50
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