Ph.D Thesis | |

Ph.D Student | Hendin Gali |
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Subject | Tsunami and Acoustic-Gravity Waves in Water of Constant Depth |

Department | Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering |

Supervisor | PROFESSOR EMERITUS Michael Stiassnie |

Full Thesis text |

A new method for analyzing significant submarine disturbances is presented giving rise to solutions for the Tsunami and Acoustic-Gravity waves in water of constant depth.

The waves under consideration are generated by vertical motion submarine earthquake. A simplified 3-dimensional model is used, describing a transient motion of a disturbance, located at the bottom of a slightly compressible ocean of constant depth. An analytic solution is implemented, providing additional significance to the results. It is shown theoretically, that a set of propagating Acoustic-Gravity waves, resulting due to the compressibility of the water, can be detected as pressure oscillation at the ocean bottom.

The Mathematical formulation for a simplified model, based on a circular disturbance, yields a set of analytic expressions for radial and temporal fields of water surface elevation and bottom pressure. Since these expressions contain integrals of special functions, several solution methods are discussed.

The solution for the circular disturbance then serves as the basis for a generalization technique for a wider range of geometrical shapes of disturbance cross-sections. The technique is tested to prove its validity over a range of geometrical shapes.

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