Laboratory investigations on impulsive waves caused by underwater landslide

B. Ataie-Ashtiani, A. Najafi-Jilani

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Laboratory investigations have been performed on the submarine landslide generated waves by performing 120 laboratory tests. Both rigid and deforming-slide masses are considered. The effects of bed slope angle, initial submergence, slide geometry, shape and deformation on impulse wave characteristics have been inspected. Impulse wave amplitude, period, energy and nonlinearity are studied in this work. The effects of bed slope angle on energy conversion from slide into wave are also investigated. Laboratory-based prediction equations are presented for impulse wave amplitude and period in near and far-field and are successfully verified using the available data in previous laboratory and numerical works.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)989-1004
Number of pages16
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Deforming slide
  • Impulsive waves
  • Laboratory measurements
  • Rigid slide
  • Underwater landslide
  • Wave energy
  • Wave nonlinearity


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