SimCenter Response to COVID-19 — The SimCenter is continuing operations at this time. In accordance with University requirements, workshops and in-person events are postponed until further notice. The SimCenter Forum is the best way for users to interact with the Development Team.


The SimCenter provides next-generation computational modeling and simulation software tools, user support, and educational materials to the natural hazards engineering research community with the goal of advancing the nation’s capability to simulate the impact of natural hazards on structures, lifelines, and communities.

Upcoming Events

Webinar Archives

Visit the Knowledge Hub to view past SimCenter Webinars.

SimCenter Early Career Research Webinars – A Call for Candidates

The SimCenter is seeking Graduate Students, Postdocs, and Early Career Faculty who would like to share their simulation-based natural hazard engineering research with their peers. Webinars are anticipated to be 45 minutes in length followed by 15-30 minutes of Q&A. Complete the Nomination Form.

Recent News (News Archive)

NEW: The Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure network, NHERI, has published a new book, NHERI Impact 2020, a 70-page collection of illustrated articles detailing research in the field of natural hazards engineering. The book features a wide range of NSF-funded projects that will mitigate structural and societal damage from earthquakes, hurricanes and windstorms, storm surge, flooding and tsunami waves.





NEW SimCenter Webinar: Partial Turbulence Simulation for Predicting Peak Wind Loads on Buildings Presenter: Dr. Maryam Asghari Mooneghi, AECOM, California State University, Sacramento



NEW SimCenter Webinar: Hurricane Loss Analysis for Single-Family Houses Considering Current and Changing Climate Conditions Presenter: Dr. Michele Barbato, University of California



Valuable Resources for Natural Hazards Engineering. Two textbooks written by Lallit Anand and Sanjay Govindjee are now available.