Numerical Methods for Earthquake and Tsunami Simulation - Summer 15
- Summer 2015
- Prof. Dr. Michael Bader, Alexander Breuer, Oliver Meister
- Time and Place
- Computational Science and Engineering (Seminar, module IN2183),
Informatics (Master-Seminar, module IN2107)
- Semesterwochenstunden / ECTS Credits
- 2 SWS (2S) / 4 Credits
In this seminar we address numerical methods for hyperbolic partial differential equations. We discuss important examples of governing equations, with a special focus on the elastic wave equations (earthquakes) and shallow water equations (tsunamis). In this context challenges typical for hyperbolic PDEs are tackled: Non-linearities, Riemann solvers, dimensional splitting, high-order discretization, time stepping schemes, etc. Besides numerical theory a strong focus of the seminar is given by application and implementation of the learned concepts: all participants should demonstrate their presented methods and concepts via a small project, which requires extensive use of the learned theory.
Propagation of the Tohoku 2011 tsunami using 16 MPI ranks.
Earthquake simulation of the L'Aquila event (in collaboration with S. Wenk, LMU).