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JDR Vol.1 No.1 pp. 148-156
(2006)
doi: 10.20965/jdr.2006.p0148

Paper:

Numerical Simulation of Tsunami Inundation in Urban Areas

Tetsuya Hiraishi* and Tomohiro Yasuda**

*Wave Division, Marine Environment and Engineering Department, Port and Airport Research Instutute, 3-1-1 Nagase, Yokosuka, Kanagawa 239-0826, Japan

**Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University, Gokasho, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011, Japan

Received:
May 7, 2006
Accepted:
May 26, 2006
Published:
August 1, 2006
Keywords:
tsunami inundation, coastal urban area, underground space, risk analysis, MARS model
Abstract

The population and property in urban areas facing waterfronts is rapidly increasing together with the probability that a huge tsunami will occur on the Pacific Rim. The huge potential damage reflects the need to develop a highly accurate simulation model for tsunami inundation to help mitigate tsunami effects. We developed a simulation model to estimate the inundation depth and speed of tsunamis in urban areas. The model was applied to calculate the vari- ation of inundation areas in a model city facing Tokyo Bay. Experiments of tsunami inundation in the model city on a 1/50 scale was carried out for validation of the numerical model.

Cite this article as:
Tetsuya Hiraishi and Tomohiro Yasuda, “Numerical Simulation of Tsunami Inundation in Urban Areas,” J. Disaster Res., Vol.1, No.1, pp. 148-156, 2006.
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