Each year, natural hazards in the U.S. cause hundreds of deaths, disrupt the social and economic fabric of our communities, and cost billions of dollars(opens a new window) in damage. To render our nation and its infrastructure more resilient, NSF has funded the Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure, NHERI.
NHERI’s eight Experimental Facilities support innovative investigations for mitigating damage caused by hazards such as earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides, wind storms, storm surge, and flooding. Find details below about these shared-use laboratories, located at universities across the country.
Researchers with the NSF ECI program(opens a new window) can find details about the required data management plan here: DesignSafe Data Management Plan Guidance.
Real-Time Multi-Directional (RTMD) Experimental Facility with Large-Scale Hybrid Simulation Testing Capabilities
Experimental equipment site specializing in dynamic in-situ testing using large-scale mobile shakers
The Powell Lab: Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel Experimental Facility
The Wall of Wind: Full-scale Hurricane Wind Testing Facility
Large High Performance Outdoor Shake Table (LHPOST)
National Full-Scale Testing Infrastructure for Community Hardening in Extreme Wind, Surge, and Wave Events