Education &
Training

 

MARCH

5

Tutorial

 

MARCH

21

Webinar

Advancements in Light-Payload Seismic Isolation: Theory, Experiments, and Future Needs


Location: Online

 

MARCH

28

Tutorial

Launching numerical simulations using Jupyter


Location: Online

 

MAY

18

Workshop

3rd annual NHERI Centrifuge Users’ Workshop


Location: University of California, Davis

 

Experimental Facility (EF) Training


NEW

Visit the individual NHERI EF Websites to learn about annual workshops and additional training.

Florida International University
Wall of Wind International Hurricane Research Center

Lehigh University
Advanced Technology for Large Structural Systems (ATLSS) Engineering Research Center

Oregon State University
O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory

University of California, Davis
Center for Geotechnical Modeling (CGM)

University of California, San Diego
Large High Performance Outdoor Shake Table (LHPOST)

University of Florida
The Powell Laboratory: Terraformer Wind Tunnel and full-scale destructive testing for extreme wind events

University of Texas at Austin
Experimental equipment site specializing in dynamic in-situ testing using large-scale mobile shakers

University of Washington
Explore the post-disaster Rapid Response Research Experimental Facility.

 

Research to Practice Webinars


NEW

Seismic response of an embankment on loose saturated sand treated with soil-cement panels

February 21, 2018

Centrifuge tests, numerical analyses, & design practices | Numerical simulations of a centrifuge model test of an embankment on a liquefiable foundation layer treated with soil-cement panels is used to evaluate key aspects of common design practices.

Watch Webinar on YouTube (coming soon)

 

DesignSafe TUTORIALS


NEW

Introduction to DesignSafe

February 5, 2018

This webinar is ideal for new DesignSafe users and also provides an update of new features for our experienced users. It offers a walkthrough of DesignSafe including creating an account, logging in, exploring public data, learning to launch applications, sharing and publishing data, data transfer methods, GIS capabilities, and exploring Jupyter Notebooks.


Hurricane Field Reconnaissance and DesignSafe GIS Capabilities

December 13, 2017

Prof. David Roueche of Auburn University discusses his recent hurricane field reconnaissance experiences and using DesignSafe. Also includes a brief walkthrough of our GIS Capabilities.


This tutorial provides a demonstration of the various data transfer methods available in DesignSafe, and recommendations for which method to use based on the volume of data you are transferring.


DesignSafe Data Curation and Publication

September 27, 2017

A key feature of DesignSafe is the ability to progressively curate your data in order to publish and receive a Digital Object Identifier (DOI). This webinar provides step-by-step instructions for curation & publication of your data.


Intro to Scientific Visualization Tools in DesignSafe

June 7, 2017

An introduction to using Paraview and VisIT scientific visualization tools. We will show you how to bring your data to DesignSafe, create scientific visualizations, and use a Jupyter Notebook to transform your data so it can be used in Paraview or VisIt.


DESIGNSAFE TUTORIAL ARCHIVE

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SimCenter Seminars


NEW

Seismic response of an embankment on loose saturated sand treated with soil-cement panels

February 21, 2018

SimCenter Series: Early Career Researcher Forum
Centrifuge tests, numerical analyses, & design practices | Numerical simulations of a centrifuge model test of an embankment on a liquefiable foundation layer treated with soil-cement panels is used to evaluate key aspects of common design practices. The centrifuge model approximates a configuration that has been used for liquefaction remediation at several dams, and the numerical analyses evaluate common approximations used in the design of some of these projects.

Watch Seminar on YouTube (coming soon)


SimCenter Series: Early Career Researcher Forum
This presentation discusses state-of-the-art CBF modeling approaches in OpenSees, and how this framework has been adapted at both the conceptual and software levels to meet emerging research needs. Workflows ranging from subassemblage test simulation to three- and nine-story building response-history analyses are presented, including how MATLAB, OpenSees, and high-performance computing resources (including TACC) are leveraged to facilitate research.


Understanding Tsunamis and Their Effects

August 30, 2017

SimCenter Series: Natural Hazards Engineering (NHE 101)
Tsunamis are translational long waves created by the seafloor displacement. Here we focus on tsunamis triggered by co-seismic fault rupture. Geophysical time-and-space scales relevant to tsunami phenomenon are discussed, emphasizing its unique natural hazard phenomenon. Characteristics of tsunami generation, propagation, and inundation are also presented.


Uncertainty Analysis of Structural Seismic Response Parameters Using High-Throughput Computing

June 28, 2017

Reliability-based seismic design of structures requires an ensemble of nonlinear time history analyses (NLTHA) based on a nonlinear finite element (FE) model of the structure of interest. This ensemble of NLTHAs typically accounts for the seismic record-to-record variability, but can also consider the variability (uncertainty) of the FE model parameters. For detailed nonlinear FE structural models, a single NLTHA is computationally intensive (runtime on the scale of hours or days).


SIMCENTER SEMINARS ARCHIVE

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