Study of Tsunamis by Dimensional Analysis

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Tsunamis are among the most terrifying natural hazards known to man and have been responsible for tre-mendous loss of life and property throughout history. In this paper by means of dimensional analysis, important non-dimensional groups in Tsunamis was studied and an equation to calculate the power of tsunamis was obtained. Also by this method and using tsunami basic physics, the height of waves near the coastline was estimated and results were compared by reported values.

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S. Ghasemi, "Study of Tsunamis by Dimensional Analysis," Engineering, Vol. 3 No. 9, 2011, pp. 905-910. doi: 10.4236/eng.2011.39111.

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