Irregular topography of real slopes largely affects the propagation stage of flow-like landslides and accurate digital terrain models (DTMs) are absolutely necessary for realistic simulations and assessments. In this paper a simple yet effective method is proposed to improve the accuracy of existing DTMs which is applied to the topographical models used in well equipped laboratory experiments. Aimed at evaluating the effects of different DTMs in the results of the propagation modelling, a depth-integrated SPH model is used to simulate two series of laboratory tests referring to a frictional rheological model while using either the available DTM or the DTM improved through the proposed procedure. The obtained results show that the proposed method provides a more accurate topographical model for all the analyzed cases. Particularly, the new topographical model allows better reproducing the laboratory evidences in terms of run-out distances, inundated areas and geometrical characteristics of the final deposits. Furthermore, SPH analyses with progressively finer topographical inputs outline the role of DTM’s precision towards the accuracy of the numerical simulations.

Improvement of irregular DTM for SPH modelling of flow-like landslides

CUOMO, SABATINO;CASCINI, Leonardo
2013

Abstract

Irregular topography of real slopes largely affects the propagation stage of flow-like landslides and accurate digital terrain models (DTMs) are absolutely necessary for realistic simulations and assessments. In this paper a simple yet effective method is proposed to improve the accuracy of existing DTMs which is applied to the topographical models used in well equipped laboratory experiments. Aimed at evaluating the effects of different DTMs in the results of the propagation modelling, a depth-integrated SPH model is used to simulate two series of laboratory tests referring to a frictional rheological model while using either the available DTM or the DTM improved through the proposed procedure. The obtained results show that the proposed method provides a more accurate topographical model for all the analyzed cases. Particularly, the new topographical model allows better reproducing the laboratory evidences in terms of run-out distances, inundated areas and geometrical characteristics of the final deposits. Furthermore, SPH analyses with progressively finer topographical inputs outline the role of DTM’s precision towards the accuracy of the numerical simulations.
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/11386/4195861
 Attenzione

Attenzione! I dati visualizzati non sono stati sottoposti a validazione da parte dell'ateneo

Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus 10
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 2
social impact