SimCenter Response to COVID-19 — The SimCenter is continuing operations at this time. In accordance with University requirements, workshops and trainings are conducted remotely. 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

  • 2021 DesignSafe Academy: DesignSafe Academy (DSA) will enable undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdocs working on natural hazards to use DesignSafe in new and innovative ways.
    • July 26-30, 2021 | 10:00am - 5:00pm CT
  • Studying Coastal Hazards with Hydro-UQ: The NHERI SimCenter is hosting a remote training event to help researchers and students in the area of coastal hazards, focusing on tsunami and storm-surge simulations.
    • Presenter: Dr. Ajay Harish
    • July 28-29, 2021 | 9:00am - 3:00pm PT
    • Register Here
  • COGGE Webinar Series: The EarthQuake SIMulation (EQSIM) Framework for Fault-to-Structure High-Performance Simulations.
    • Presenter: Dr. David McCallen
    • July 29, 2021 | 11:00am - 12:00pm PT
    • Register Here
  • NHERI  SimCenter Machine Learning/AI Online Bootcamp
    • August 11, 12, and 13, 2021
      • Option 1: 8AM Pacific Time (11AM Eastern) each day
      • Option 2: 6PM Pacific Time (9AM Eastern) each day
        The material covered in both options is the same
    • Register Here

Recent Publications

"A Cloud-Enabled Application Framework for Simulating Regional-Scale Impacts of Natural Hazards on the Built Environment"

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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: HYDRO-UQ Application. The HydroUQ Application is open-source software that provides researchers a tool to assess the performance of a building subjected to wave loading due to tsunami and storm surge.

Recent Publication and News: SimCenter’s AI Software and NHE. NHERI SimCenter domain experts and development team members have published "Machine Learning-based Regional Scale Intelligent Modeling of Building Information for Natural Hazard Risk Management" in the Automation in Construction journal.


SimCenter Welcomes 2021 Summer REUs. The NHERI SimCenter is excited to host three REU students this summer. NSF’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program promotes education and research through internships in active research.


Taflanidis Awarded ASCE Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize. Alexandros Taflanidis, SimCenter domain expert and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences at the University of Notre Dame, has been awarded the 2021 Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).


SimCenter Developer Team Profiles – Spring 2021 - The SimCenter Developer Team engages post-doctoral research scientists and assistants to enhance and develop SimCenter software tools. In this article we feature Claudio Perez and Dr. Aakash Bangalore Satish.


New Tool Release! Regional Resilience Determination Tool (R2D). The Regional Resilience Determination Tool (R2D) is intended to advance the capabilities of the natural hazards engineering community to simulate events over large regions and understand their consequences with fine-grained resolution.