Application of the Work-Energy Theorem for Computing Inundation from Long Gravity Waves


G. Muraleedharan, C. Guedes Soares, T.S. Murty, Indu Jain, A.D. Rao and S.K. Dube
Technical University of Lisbon Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisboa, Portugal, and others

Series: Oceanography and Ocean Engineering
BISAC: SCI052000



This book examines an expression developed for beach run-up heights for long gravity waves which based on the work energy theorem concept of classical physics. In addition, this research is validated against real historical tsunami data including the 26th December 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. It can also be applied for pilot estimation of storm surge inundation approximately as tsunamis and storm surges differ mainly in their generation mechanisms but behave in a similar way in shallow waters (long-period gravity waves). (Imprint: Nova)

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