DC07: Efficient landslide tsunami model with generalized rheological properties

Host Institutions
Norwegian Geotechnical Institute

The candidate will be responsible for developing a coupled landslide-tsunami model with optimized dispersion and to prepare and use the model for different types of scientific investigations to shed light on the physics of the tsunami generation processes. These scientific investigations may range from modeling benchmark tests, simulations of past events, and future hazard applications. An important focus of the model development will be to embed a realistic time-dependent material model into the landslide model to improve our conceptual understanding of the generation processes. The work should also include investigation of additional features such as landslide erosion and curvature effects on tsunami-genesis. We foresee a depth-averaged layered model applicable for both fully subaqueous landslides and landslides originating subaerially, and that it will be implemented in a realistic 3D topography/bathymetry. We further envision that the model will be implemented using a Finite Volume scheme using GPUs to ensure a rapid execution time of the code.

This project has received funding from the European Union under Grant Agreement No. 101120236
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