Truncation error in numerical tsunami simulation

Fumihiko Imamura, Chiaki Goto

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The truncation error in numerical simulation of tsunami is investigated by using exact and approximate solutions of discretized equations. From the analysis of one-dimensional initial value problem, it is indicated that numerical error caused by the discretization depends on the Fourier spectrum of the initial wave profile, the travel distance from the origin and the Courant number. The applicability of the one-dimensional analysis to the two-dimensional problem is also examined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-263
Number of pages19
JournalCoastal Engineering Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1988 Dec 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Ocean Engineering


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