A Special Issue in MSSP dedicated to the RTHS Benchmark Problem

Published on May 5, 2020


Benchmark problems have been especially useful in enabling a community of researchers to leap forward on a given topic, distill the lessons learned, and identify the capabilities and limitations of various approaches.

This Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing special Issue on the Real-Time Hybrid Simulation Benchmark Problem is dedicated to advancing the field of real-time hybrid simulation (RTHS), considering a wide range of issues critical to its effective use.

The collection of manuscripts assembled in this special issue represents the latest techniques and tools used in the RTHS community. We anticipate that the lessons learned with this benchmark problem will provide a clear pathway forward to more extensive use of RTHS methods as we seek to realistically and cost-effectively examine the performance of our civil infrastructure.

The special issue was published in the February 2020 issue of the journal Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing.

Special issue guest editors are: 

  • Daniel Gomez, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia
  • Shirley Dyke, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA
  • Bill Spencer, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, USA

Visit the MECHS (Multi-Hazard Engineering Collaboratory for Hybrid Simulation) website for more information about NSF-funded activities in the field of RTHS.