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Author Franchello, G. ♦ Zamora, N.
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Content type Text
Publisher Tsunami Society International
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Date Created 2014-12-29
Copyright Year ©2014
Language English
Subject Domain (in LCC) GC1-1581
Subject Keyword Tsunami propagation ♦ Anthropology ♦ Fault scenarios ♦ Geography ♦ Recreation ♦ Oceanography ♦ HyFlux2 code
Abstract In the last years several numerical codes have been developed to analyse tsunami waves. Most of these codes use a finite difference numerical approach giving good results for tsunami wave propagation, but with limitations in modelling inundation processes. The HyFlux2 model has been developed to simulate inundation scenario due to dam break, flash flood and tsunami-wave run-up. The model solves the conservative form of the two-dimensional shallow water equations using a finite volume method. The implementation of a shoreline-tracking method provides reliable results. HyFlux2 robustness has been tested using several tsunami events. The main aim of this study is code validation by means of comparing different code results with available measurements. Another objective of the study is to evaluate how the different fault models could generate different results that should be considered for coastal planning. Several simulations have been performed to compare HyFlux2 code with SWAN-JRC code and the TUNAMI-N2. HyFlux2 has been validated taking advantage of the extensive seismic, geodetic measurements and post-tsunami field surveys performed after the Nias March 28th tsunami. Although more detailed shallow bathymetry is needed to assess the inundation, diverse results in the wave heights have been revealed when comparing the different fault mechanism. Many challenges still exist for tsunami researchers especially when concern to early warning systems as shown in this Nias March 28th tsunami.
ISSN 87556839
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2014-07-01
e-ISSN 87556839
Journal Science of Tsunami Hazards
Volume Number 33
Issue Number 2
Page Count 21
Starting Page 112
Ending Page 132


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