SimCenter: New Software, Application Updates

Published on May 5, 2020



Educators and researchers: the NHERI SimCenter is hard at work developing new software and updating existing applications to advance the field of natural hazards computational simulation.

Two new educational applications include S3hark and SWIM, which have engaging interfaces to facilitate learning important modeling strategies.

Expanding on artificial intelligence applications, the SimCenter released two research tools that are implemented at the back-end of several SimCenter applications.

Building Recognition using Artificial Intelligence at Large Scale (BRAILS) utilizes machine learning and deep learning to create enhanced building inventory databases of cities, which helps to inform regional simulations.

Building Information Models to Structural Analysis Models Using Artificial Intelligence (BIMtoSAM.AI) creates a finite element model of a wall for structural analysis based on input from a building information model.

For a summary of recently updated tools, visit the SimCenter’s recent software roundup page.