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

  • NHERI Webinars brought to you by SimCenter and DesignSafe:
    • Inundation and Wave Loading Processes in Hurricane Scenarios
    • Effects of Flow Shielding and Channeling on Tsunami-Induced Loading of Coastal Structures
  • 2020 Joint NSF NHERI Wall of Wind Experimental Facility and SimCenter Users Workshop - Online
  • Summer Bootcamp - With the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, this event is being revamped for remote participation.

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)

SimCenter Welcomes Dr. Sang-ri Yi to the Development Team. Dr. Sang-ri Yi is a reliability and stochastics domain expert and will expand the uncertainty quantification (UQ) capabilities of the SimCenter’s software.



Kareem - 2019 Best Paper in ASCE’s Journal of Structural Engineering (Structural Hazards) The NHERI SimCenter directors are very pleased to congratulate Ahsan Kareem, a co-PI at the SimCenter, on his most recent honor.



SimCenter’s Workshop on Disaster Recovery – Recap. The workshop fostered discussions and knowledge transfer across hazards (ground shaking, wind, and water), between disciplines (engineering, economics, social science), and among community roles (stakeholder, researcher, analyst).



SimCenter's New User Forum Released. The NHERI Simcenter has rolled out a new platform for user interaction. The User Forum replaces separate Slack channels and separate surveys for tool feature requests.