A method was developed to combine the application of empirical runup equations with two-dimensional hydrodynamic modelling to characterize inundation of waves. A synthetic wave field is developed for input to the hydrodynamic model. The height of the synthetic wave field is calibrated to ensure that the run-up height in the model matches the run-up height indicated by an empirical run-up equation for specified design incident wave conditions. The calibrated synthetic wave field is used as the input to a detailed model that simulates inundation around structures. The model output can provide information about inundation depths and velocities, which support a detailed evaluation of loadings exerted on inundated structures.
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