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2018


Using Large Mobile Shakers for Non-destructive Infrastructure Testing
posted 11-27-18 | Rutger University's Nenad Gucunski and colleagues are utilizing the University of Texas, Austin "T-Rex" mobile shaker to conduct their EAGER study to investigate civil infrastructure in non-destructive ways.

New CONVERGE Center to Augment NHERI
posted 11-28-18 | With a $3 million NSF award, Lori Peek at University of Colorado-Boulder is leading efforts to create the CONVERGE center to tackle complex disaster research projects in exciting and innovative ways. 

University of Florida Research Quantifies Tornado Loads on Residential Housing
posted 11-28-18 | University of Florida professor and researcher David Prevatt is studying the effects of tornado-induced loads on residential structures to better prepare engineers and builders for tackling the devastating damage of these wind disasters.

Tall Wood Buildings: Pursuing Earthquake Resilience and Sustainability
posted 07-30-18 | The NHERI Tall Wood project aims to change the way American cities build up. In an effort to enable the construction of seismically resilient tall buildings using sustainable wood material, structural engineers are exploring ways to construct buildings as tall as 20 stories using mass timber systems.

Novel Deep Learning Approach Allows Rapid Analysis of Visual Data
posted 07-30-18 | In the aftermath of a natural disaster, engineers arrive on the scene to document the consequences of the event on buildings, bridges, roads and pipelines. Aiming to learn from structural failures, reconnaissance teams take around 10,000 photos each day, moving quickly to capture crucial data before they are destroyed. Then, every image must be analyzed, sorted and described — tasks that take people a tremendous amount of time.

NHERI SimCenter Releases Four New Software Tools
posted 07-30-18 | The goal of the NHERI SimCenter is to provide the natural hazards engineering research and education community with access to next-generation computational modeling and simulation software tools, user support, and educational materials needed to advance the nation’s capability to simulate the impact of natural hazards on structures, lifelines, and communities.

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