Lehigh University
Experimental Facility Workshop

Dec 5-6, 2016

Lehigh University’s NHERI Experimental Facility will be hosting a 1 and ½-day Research Workshop on Monday, December 5th and Tuesday, December 6th at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. The workshop is entitled: Researchers Workshop: Advanced Simulation for Natural Hazards Mitigation.

The objectives of the workshop are:

  1. to disseminate information on the use of the NHERI Lehigh Experimental Facility (EF) to conduct state-of-the-art research in natural hazards mitigation;
  2. provide a platform to disseminate knowledge on the recent advances in the field;
  3. identify the grand challenges and the role of the NHERI program in addressing these challenges;
  4. facilitate sharing of ideas and research collaboration among the workshop participants; and,
  5. identify and develop opportunities to utilize the NHERI Lehigh EF.

The workshop has been planned to include technical presentations by researchers and experts of the field on the following three thematic sessions: (i) Large Scale Experimental Simulation; (ii) Computational Modeling for Real-Time Hybrid Simulation; and, (iii) Example Past Projects Performed at Lehigh. The presentations will be complemented by an open discussion session among workshop participants led by a moderator to identify and discuss emerging areas, advances, grand challenges, and research opportunities in natural hazards mitigation. Additionally, operational aspects of the NHERI Lehigh EF, along with proposal preparation guidelines for EF utilization will be included. A tour of the NHERI Lehigh EF with an experimental demonstration of a large-scale damper characterization test and real-time hybrid simulation are included in the workshop to provide the participants with a feel for the capabilities of the facility.

Partial travel financial support for on-site participants, up to a maximum of $600 per participant, is available on a limited basis (will be awarded in order of registration and request of support). Participants interested in receiving travel support will need to apply for this support in the workshop registration form on this page. Deadline to apply for travel support is November 21st. An email from Lehigh NEHRI administration confirming the amount of requested travel support that is pre-approved will be sent by November 22nd. We encourage interested researchers to visit the ATLSS Engineering Research Center (www.atlss.lehigh.edu) for additional workshop information and updates as well as more information about the facility. Questions regarding the site workshop can be addressed to Dr. Chad Kusko, Administrative Director, ATLSS Engineering Research Center, Lehigh University at chk205@lehigh.edu or 610-758-5299.


Thank you for your interest. Registration for this event has closed.