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Tsunami Simulation - Winter 16

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WS 16
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Michael Bader
Sebastian Rettenberger
Jean-Matthieu Gallard
Time and Place
Preliminary meeting: Friday 24.6.16 13:00, room 02.07.023
Tuesday 11:00, room 02.07.023
Bachelor-Praktikum (Modul IN0012) Studenten der Informatik (Bachelor)
Semesterwochenstunden / ECTS Credits
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
  • Interest in a challenging but exciting topic

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


  • Kickoff: Tuesday, 18.10.15 11:00, room 02.07.023
  • Preliminary meeting: Friday 24.6.16 13:00, room 02.07.023 (attend for guaranteed registration) - Slides
  • questions in advance? -> Sebastian Rettenberger


Lab swe.png

Live visualization of the February 2010 Chilean tsunami using OpenGL.

Lab tohoko overview.png

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.

Lab godunov step.png

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