3D-SPH simulation of landslide generated waves

Andrea Panizzo*, Giovanni Cuomo, Robert A. Dalrymple

*Corresponding author for this work

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Tsunamis waves generated by landslides are simulated in the present work using a 3D Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) numerical model. Some improvements, able to enhance the numerical model stability and accuracy, are presented here. An experimental study on tsunamis waves generation due to a rigid body sliding down an inclined ramp is here considered. The 3D-SPH model shows a good agreement between observed water level oscillations and simulated ones, thus demonstrating the model's ability in the study of flow fields generated by impacts of bodies with the water. The application of the implemented numerical model to a real case tsunamis event is finally presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 30th International Conference on Coastal Engineering 2006, ICCE 2006
Number of pages13
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Event30th International Conference on Coastal Engineering, ICCE 2006 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Sep 3 2006Sep 8 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference
ISSN (Print)0161-3782


Other30th International Conference on Coastal Engineering, ICCE 2006
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Oceanography


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