A numerical model based on the mild-slope equation is applied to reproduce the propagation of small-amplitude transient waves. The model makes use of the Fourier Transform to convert the time-dependent hyperbolic equation into a set of elliptic equations in the frequency domain. The results of two available experimental studies on tsunamis generated by landslides are used to validate the model, which appears to be able of carefully reproducing the effects of the frequency dispersion. An example application of tsunamis propagating around the Stromboli island is also presented to show the applicability of the present approach to real life scenarios. It is finally discussed how this model could be applied as support to a tsunami early warning system. (C) 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Bellotti, G., Cecioni, C., & DE GIROLAMO, P. (2008). Simulation of small-amplitude frequency-dispersive transient waves by means of the mild-slope equation. COASTAL ENGINEERING, 55(6), 447-458 [10.1016/j.coastaleng.2007.12.006].

Simulation of small-amplitude frequency-dispersive transient waves by means of the mild-slope equation

Giorgio Bellotti
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Claudia Cecioni;Paolo De Girolamo
2008

Abstract

A numerical model based on the mild-slope equation is applied to reproduce the propagation of small-amplitude transient waves. The model makes use of the Fourier Transform to convert the time-dependent hyperbolic equation into a set of elliptic equations in the frequency domain. The results of two available experimental studies on tsunamis generated by landslides are used to validate the model, which appears to be able of carefully reproducing the effects of the frequency dispersion. An example application of tsunamis propagating around the Stromboli island is also presented to show the applicability of the present approach to real life scenarios. It is finally discussed how this model could be applied as support to a tsunami early warning system. (C) 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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