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EF Training




EF Training



NHERI Experimental Facility (EF) Training

Visit the individual NHERI Experimental Facility Websites to more learn about future and past annual facility 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.



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.

Introduction to DesignSafe

September 22, 2017

This webinar is ideal for new DesignSafe users as it will provide a walkthrough of all the features of DesignSafe from creating an account, logging in, exploring public data, learning to launch applications, sharing data, and exploring Jupyter Notebooks.

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.

Leveraging OpenSees, Jupyter and DesignSafe: A Real World Walkthrough

May 3, 2017

An introduction to DesignSafe and Jupyter, and a walkthrough of integrating research using a variety of tools.


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SimCenter Seminars

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).

Overview of Computational Fluid Dynamics, Simulation, and Computational Tools in Wind Engineering

June 28, 2017

SimCenter Series: Natural Hazards Engineering (NHE 101)
Fluid-structure interactions in wind engineering are complex and multi-scale with nonlinear interactions among different scales, which preclude a functional relationship between wind and its effects on built environment. The presence of atmospheric turbulence with eddies of various sizes contributes to additional complexity as summarized by Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, “…the smallest eddies are almost numberless, and large things are rotated only by large eddies and not by the small ones, and small things are turned by small eddies and large.”


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