Landslide Tsunami Generator (NEES-2007-0343)

By Hermann Fritz

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Title: Landslide Tsunami Generator (NEES-2007-0343)

Year Of Curation: 2009

Description: The ultimate long-term goal is to develop a fundamental understanding of the mechanism of tsunamigenic landslides and subsequent tsunami generation, propagation, and run-up. This would allow for improved assessment and possible mitigation of the landslide and tsunami hazard. The goal of the proposed research is to compensate for lack of real world landslide and tsunami data, by the physical modeling of 3-dimensional tsunami evolution using a novel landslide tsunami generator, which will complement the existing NEES tsunami facility at OSU.. The design parameters for the proposed landslide tsunami generator will be determined using governing model similitude and dimensional analysis of the landslide and tsunami characteristics. The size of the NEES Tsunami Wave Basin will provide us with the unique opportunity to study scale effects of tsunami generation and propagation based on a non-dimensional scale series.

Award: http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=0421090

PIs & CoPIs: Hermann Fritz

Dates: October 01, 2004 - September 30, 2008

Organizations: Georgia Institute of Technology, GA, United States,    Oregon State University, OR, United States

Facilities: Georgia Institute of Technology, GA, United States,    Oregon State University, OR, United States

Sponsor: NSF - 0421090 

Keywords: Tsunamigenic Landslides,Tsunami Wave Basin,Wave Propagation,Wave Runup

Publications: "Landslide Tsunami Generator" "Landslide Tsunami Generator Experiments"

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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

  • Hermann Fritz (2017), "Landslide Tsunami Generator (NEES-2007-0343)," https://datacenterhub.org/resources/14568.

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