Tsunami run-up on the horizontal beach

Igor Shugan, Hwung Hweng Hwung, Ray-Yeng Yang

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Tsunami run-up on the flat horizontal beach is studied by using the Benney shallow water equations. The dam-breaking flow includes vortexes, vertical shear flow and dissipation of momentum and energy on the front due to bore breaking. Propagating of hydrodynamics bores with breaking is analyzed by the mass, momentum and energy relations on the shock wave. Non dissipative wave front propagates faster than classical bore, while taking into account the dissipation and wave breaking leads to slowing of the wave front.

Original languageEnglish
JournalProceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 1
Event32nd International Conference on Coastal Engineering, ICCE 2010 - Shanghai, China
Duration: 2010 Jun 302010 Jul 5

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Oceanography


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