Learn the Fundamentals of Hybrid Simulation with MECHS
Published on November 29, 2021
Natural hazards researchers employ an experimental technique called hybrid simulation for testing the behavior of large-scale structures — such as bridges, tall buildings and wind turbines – under wind and earthquake loads.
A research group dedicated to advancing hybrid simulation is the Multi-Hazard Engineering Collaboratory for Hybrid Simulation, MECHS. An NSF-funded Research Coordination Network, MECHS focuses on broadening the community of researchers engaged in hybrid simulation (HS) and real-time hybrid simulation (RTHS) projects. The technique is sometimes called “cyber-physical” testing.
In recent MECHS workshops, the community emphasized the need for a helpful list of courses for learning about HS and RTHS.
To address this need, MECHS has developed an HS/RTHS Curriculum. It contains a flow chart with selected topics and hyperlinks to a set of introductory videos for students and researchers who want to learn the core concepts of HS/RTHS. The format facilitates the process of learning the essentials of the HS/RTHS implementation.
Some additional advanced topics are provided too. For those who want to know more, MECHS has made available a complete list of courses on the same page.
To navigate through this content, start at the MECHS website. Under the "Resources/Learning Materials" section, click on Curriculum below the LEARNING MATERIALS title. Or go directly to the MECHS Curriculum page.
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