Tsunami Debris and Risk
The focus of the discussion will be on the debris and vessel transport capacity of the tsunami induced currents in ports and harbors. In this study, the developed numerical tool, integrated to a 2HD nonlinear shallow water model, takes the interaction between the flow and the objects into account. Here, the flow-object interaction is achieved by defining the floating objects in the hydrodynamic calculations as horizontal pressure distributions. The validity of model has been evaluated both through a numerical benchmark problem created in OpenFOAM and available benchmark tests in the literature. Model performed well in recreating these benchmark problems.