Tsunami Runup onto a Complex 3D Beach, Monai Valley

Application ID: 89761


This example is an established benchmark case for the shallow water equations that models a 1/400 scaled laboratory experiment of the tsunami runup in Monai Valley in Japan. The experiment was made at the Central Research Institute for Electric Power Industry (CRIEIPI) in Abiko, Japan, using a 205 m long, 6 m deep, and 3.4 m wide tank. The benchmark focuses on a region near the shoreline, and detailed experimental data is available. The tank is initially filled with still water, and a known incident wave is imposed at one of the boundaries. The wave makes the shoreline move back and forth, eventually covering the small island in the middle of the domain.

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