Benchmark cases for tsunamis generated by underwater landslides

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

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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
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2001
EventProceedings of the Fourth International Symposium Waves 2001 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 2001 Sept 22001 Sept 6


ConferenceProceedings of the Fourth International Symposium Waves 2001
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA


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