An Overview of the NSF Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) SimCenter at Berkeley: SEMM Seminar

Seminar: Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials: Civil and Environmental Engineering | November 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Sanjay Govindjee, Professor, UC Berkeley

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

In October 2016, the National Science Foundation awarded the NHERI SimCenter to Berkeley. The SimCenter is the computational satellite to the eight experimental sites of the NHERI constellation. Its primary goal is to advance natural hazards engineering through the use of simulation. The center develops and stands-up open-source software to simulate the effects of seismic, wind, and water loads on structures with a focus on regional assessments of damage at high resolution under uncertainty. The SimCenter’s work includes both research and educational components. In this presentation, I will give an overview of the SimCenter’s recent activities and discuss how students and researchers can participate.

 moehle@berkeley.edu