Benchmark cases for tsunamis generated by underwater landslides

Philip Watts, Fumihiko Imamura, Aaron Bengston, Stephan T. Grilli

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Abstract

Three benchmark cases are proposed to study tsunamis generated by underwater landslides. Two distinct numerical models are applied to each benchmark case. Each model involves distinct center of mass motions and rates of landslide deformation. Computed tsunami amplitudes agree reasonably well for both models, although there are differences that remain to be explained. One of the benchmark cases is compared to laboratory experiments. The agreement is quite good with the models. Other researchers are encouraged to employ these benchmark cases in future experimental or numerical work.

Original languageEnglish
Pages1505-1514
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the Fourth International Symposium Waves 2001 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 2001 Sep 22001 Sep 6

Other

OtherProceedings of the Fourth International Symposium Waves 2001
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period01/9/201/9/6

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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    Watts, P., Imamura, F., Bengston, A., & Grilli, S. T. (2001). Benchmark cases for tsunamis generated by underwater landslides. 1505-1514. Paper presented at Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium Waves 2001, San Francisco, CA, United States.