SPH modelling of water waves generated by submarine landslides

Tatiana Capone, Andrea Panizzo, Joseph John Monaghan

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The present work introduces a numerical representation of the rheological non Newtonian Bingham model by means of the Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) approach. The model is first re-written using the SPH formalism. Then, it is tested using an annular viscometer test case. Finally, the generation of tsunami waves due to underwater landslide is faced, considering the experimental work of Rzadkiewicz et al: (1997). The implemented rheological SPH model is used to simulate the landslide deformation, and its interaction with water, thus simulating also the generation and propagation of surface tsunami waves.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80 - 84
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Hydraulic Research/De Recherches Hydrauliques
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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