A NATURAL HAZARDS ENGINEERING RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE (NHERI)

NHERI
Facilities

Shared-use sites including Experimental Facilities, the Computational Modeling and Simulation Center, and the Network Coordination Office.

 

Self-Configuring Hybrid Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel (BLWT)

O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory (HWRL)

Florida International University 12-fan Wall of Wind

 

The NHERI Facilities and accompanying cyberinfrastructure will offer opportunities for natural hazards research to bolster community resilience. Recognizing the national need for such resilience against multiple natural hazards, the Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure has established seven shared-use experimental facilities to test engineering designs and materials against powerful storms and quakes, and a RAPID Response facility will enable field reconnaisance data to be collected and made available through the cyberinfrastructure in the aftermath of a hazard event. Additionally, a Computational Simulation Center will develop new computational modeling and simulation software tools, and a Network Coordinating Office will support and coordinate this elaborate research capability.