Assessment of inland tsunami parameters and their effects on morphology /

Pamuk, Aykut
Recent tsunami events clearly showed the potential of massive destruction on buildings, infrastructure, coastal protection structures and also morphological changes by tsunami waves. This thesis covers investigation of tsunami motion at inundation zone considering different factors (smoothed ground without buildings, or with buildings), and related changes of inland tsunami parameters and their effects on morphology. For the applications, the simulations have been performed using different topographic conditions at Antalya Belek area. The deterministic tsunami source has been selected to occur by the fault at Cyprus Antalya direction. The difference of the inland tsunami parameters according to the different topographic conditions have been compared and presented with discussions.


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Citation Formats
A. Pamuk, “Assessment of inland tsunami parameters and their effects on morphology /,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2014.