Bachelor-Praktikum: Tsunami-Simulation - Summer 13

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SS 13
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Michael Bader,
Alexander Breuer,
Sebastian Rettenberger
Time and Place
Monday 16:00-18:00, lecture room MI 02.07.023
Studenten der Informatik (Bachelor)
(Module IN0012)
Semesterwochenstunden / ECTS Credits
6 SWS (6P) / 10 Credits


In this lab course we systematically address modern software engineering approaches in an application driven context: Tsunami simulations. Starting from implementation of a solver in a one dimensional setting, the complete process over integration in an existing framework to optimization and parallelization is covered. During this process key issues of software engineering are dealt with: versioning, documentation, unit testing, file I/O, ..

During the course, assignments are to be solved by groups of three participants each followed by presentations in regular meetings. A project phase with individual study projects chosen by the groups completes the lab course.


  • Knowledge of object oriented programming
  • Basic knowledge of C or C++
  • Interest in a challenging but exciting topic

The spoken language in the meetings is German, slides and assignments are in English.



Lab swe.png

Live visualization of the February 2010 Chilean tsunami using OpenGL.

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Propagation of the 2011 Tohoku tsunami.

Lab tohoko coast.png

Run-up of the 2011 Tohoku tsunami.

Lab tohoku field.png

Dart station comparison of the 2011 Tohoku tsunami.

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Sketch of the Finite Volume method with shock waves arising in the Riemann solutions.