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Development of a better physics behind the tsunami modelling and coastal infrastructure behaviour

By Daniel Bartels • February 18th, 2015

The numerical simulation of tsunami waves typically uses some simple hypothesis resulting in the non-dispersive long wave theory over a rigid substrate. Since the 70s, this simple set of equation has been used and demonstrated to be a good approximation for many tsunamis. However, two well- recorded tsunami events (Maule, Chile 2010 and Tohoku, Japanmore…