Status: this preprint has been withdrawn by the authors.
Numerical investigation on the kinetic characteristics of the Yigong
landslide in Tibet, China
Zili Dai,Fawu Wang,Hufeng Yang,and Shiwei Qin
Abstract. To analyse the kinetic characteristics of a rapid landslide that occurred on 9 April 2000 in Tibet, China, a meshfree numerical method named Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) is introduced, and two-dimensional and three-dimensional models are established in this work. Based on the numerical simulation, the landslide motion process is reproduced and the kinetic characteristics are analysed combined with the field investigation data. In the kinetic analysis, the landslide velocity, run-out distance, landslide accumulation, and energy features are discussed. Simulation results show that the landslide mass undergoes an acceleration stage after failure, then the kinetic energy dissipates gradually due to the friction and collision during the landslide propagation. Finally, the landslide mass blocks the Yigong river and forms a huge landslide dam and an extensive barrier lake. The peak velocity is calculated to be about 100 m/s, and the run-out distance is approximately 8,500 m. The simulation results basically match the data measured in field, thus verifying the good performance of the presented SPH model. This approach can provide a new way to predict hazardous areas and estimate the hazard intensity of rapid landslides.
This preprint has been withdrawn.
How to cite. Dai, Z., Wang, F., Yang, H., and Qin, S.: Numerical investigation on the kinetic characteristics of the Yigong
landslide in Tibet, China, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss. [preprint], https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-2020-289, 2020.
Received: 31 Aug 2020 – Discussion started: 27 Oct 2020