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Application of a GPU Based Hydrodynamic Model in Tsunami Simulations

Lookup NU author(s): Reza Amouzgar, Professor Qiuhua Liang


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Tsunamis generated by earthquakes generally propagate as long waves in the deep ocean and develop into sharp-fronted surges moving rapidly towards the coast in shallow water, which may be effectively simulated by hydrodynamic models solving the nonlinear shallow water equations (SWEs). However, most of the existing tsunami models suffer from long simulation time for large-scale high-resolution real-world applications. In this work, a graphics processing unit (GPU) accelerated finite volume shock-capturing hydrodynamic model is presented for efficient tsunami simulations. The model is demonstrated to consistently save approximately 40 times of computational cost for all of the benchmark tests. Copyright © 2014 by the International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers (ISOPE).

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Author(s): Amouzgar R, Liang Q

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: Proceedings of the 24th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference

Year of Conference: 2014

Pages: 10-16

Acceptance date: 01/01/1900

ISSN: 1098-6189

Publisher: International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers


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ISBN: 9781880653913