Advanced Simulation for
Natural Hazards Mitigation

NHERI Lehigh Experimental Facility Workshop

December 4, 2017  |  Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

The NHERI Lehigh Real-Time Multi-Directional Experimental Facility is planning a 1 day Researcher Workshop on Monday, December 4th at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. The workshop is entitled: NHERI Lehigh Experimental Facility Researcher’s 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. to provide the basics of real-time hybrid simulation through lectures and hands-on demonstrations,
  3. to understand how the NHERI Lehigh EF capabilities can enhance participant research,
  4. to provide information for preparing NSF proposals which use the NHERI Lehigh EF, and
  5. to identify and develop opportunities to utilize the NHERI Lehigh EF.

The workshop has been planned to include a session on preparing a competitive NSF proposal and sessions that highlight NHERI Lehigh experimental capabilities, protocols, and project portfolios. 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 $700 per participant, is available on a limited basis (will be awarded in order of registration and request of support) until available funding is allocated to registrants. 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 27th. An email from Lehigh NHERI administration confirming the amount of requested travel support that is pre-approved will be sent by November 28th at the latest so you are aware of the available financial support available for your travel.

A block of hotel rooms have been set aside at the Comfort Suites – Bethlehem (120 West Third Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015; 610-882-9700) for Sunday, December 3rd and Monday, December 4th at a rate of $90.00 per night. Individual guests will be responsible for calling the hotel directly to reserve a room. The rooms are listed under “NHERI Group Block 2017”. Reservations must be received by 11/30/17.

We encourage interested researchers to visit the NHERI Lehigh Design-Safe website 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 or 610-758-5299.

Workshop Registration