EVALUATION OF CELERITY AND VELOCITY FOR TSUNAMI PROPAGATION INTO RIVERS

Min Roh, Hitoshi Tanaka, Mohammad Bagus Aditaywan, Akira Mano, Keiko Udo

Abstract


Tsunami propagation into river is one of important real phenomenon. During this process, tsunami celerity and flow velocity are significant physical parameters to understand tsunami behaviors. However, the availability of observation was not sufficient in the 2011 off the Pacific Coast of Tohoku Tsunami, whereas several video data can be used to assess the physical parameters such as tsunami celerity and flow velocity. In this study, as a video image analysis method, Particle Image Velocimetry(PIV) and Particle Tracking Velocimetry(PTV) were used to estimate the tsunami flow velocity. Furthermore, the analysis result of video image data was verified by using the conservation equation. Tsunami physical parameter was successfully estimated by the comparison analysis.

Keywords


Tohoku Tsunami; tsunami propagation; rivers; flow velocity; Particle Image Velocimetry(PIV); Particle Tracking Velocimetry (PTV)

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