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.
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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