Published on May 7, 2018
A contingent of researchers from the NHERI NCO and several experimental facilities presented at the 2018 Structures Congress in Fort Worth, Texas, April 19–21, 2018.
NCO Director Julio Ramirez reports that session participants were engaged and asked interesting questions. It was an excellent opportunity to discuss how NHERI’s NSF-funded, shared-use research infrastructure can help practicing engineers and researchers do better research, and to do it in ways not possible before NHERI — with the shared goal of improving the resilience of civil infrastructure against natural hazards. The talks included the following:
Dan Cox of Oregon State University: NSF NHERI Shared-Use Experimental Facility for Coastal Wave/Surge and Tsunami Hazards Engineering
Patricia Clayton of University of Texas: NHERI@UTexas: Large Mobile Shakers for Natural Hazards Engineering Field Studies
JoAnn Browning of UT San Antonio: NHERI Education and Community Outreach: Creating a Diverse Community of Natural Hazards Engineers
Jeff Berman of University of Washington: The NHERI RAPID Facility: Enabling the Next-Generation of Natural Hazards Reconnaissance