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.


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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

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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)

The National Science Foundation has awarded the NHERI SimCenter a four year renewal that provides $12.75M to develop and promote advanced modeling and simulation technologies for natural hazards engineering researchers and practitioners to understand and quantify the effects of earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis, and other natural hazards on buildings, lifelines, and communities.


Kareem Awarded ASCE Newmark Medal. Ahsan Kareem, SimCenter coPI and Robert Moran Professor of Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been recognized by the American Society of Civil Engineers for his outstanding contributions to structural engineering and engineering mechanics. His research has focused on a more complete understanding of wind effects on structures and has improved design procedures and building codes.

Listen to the SimCenter 2021 Summer REUs featured this week on DesignSafe Radio.

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.