Learning Tools

The SimCenter Learning Tools present educational resources across an array of Natural Hazards Engineering principles. These software applications demonstrate basic and advanced modeling and simulation concepts. Downloadable apps, user manuals, lesson plans, user feedback, and relevant resources are available on the resource page below.

Multiple Degrees of Freedom Application (MDOF)

Explore the effects of different building parameters and ground motions on the time history response of a building.

Braced Frame Modeling

This application explores how different modeling assumptions affect the response of a braced frame element and compares the simulated response with actual experimental data.

Transfer Function Tool (TFT)

The Transfer Function Tool examines a one-dimensional layered soil profile by comparing the output (surface) motion induced by a given input (bedrock) motion through the transfer function principle.

Pile Group Application (PGT)

A live interface to study the behavior of a pile or pile group in layered soil; interactively (and nearly instantly) observe the system's response to changes.

Shear Wall Intelligent Modeling (SWIM)

Shear Wall Intelligent Modeling application educates users, with assistance from artificial intelligence, on how concrete shear walls should be modeled when performing numerical simulations.

CFD Notebooks

To prepare researchers for advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) applications, CFD Notebooks introduces the topic through a series of interactive Jupyter notebooks hosted on DesignSafe.

Earthquake Versus Wind Application (EVW)

Explore the different time history responses of a building when subjected to earthquake and wind loading.

Site Specific Seismic Hazard Analysis & Research Kit (S3HARK)

The Site-Specific Seismic Hazard Analysis and Research Kit simulates wave propagation along a soil depth using the finite element method.