Jan Oetjen, Max Engel, Helmut Brückner, Shiva P. Pudasaini, Holger Schüttrumpf


Coasts around the world are affected by high-energy wave events like storm surges or tsunamis. By focusing on tsunami impacts, we investigate tsunami-induced transport of boulders by an interdisciplinary combination of field observations, laboratory experiments and advanced numerical modelling. In phase 1 of the project we conduct physical laboratory experiments based on real-world data. Following the experimental phase we will develop an enhanced numerical boulder transport model (BTM) based on an existing two-phase model.


tsunami; boulder transport; physical experiments; numerical modelling

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.9753/icce.v35.management.4