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

  • Live Expert Tips with SimCenter Developers: 11:00 -12:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

October 29: "Ground Motion Selection & Scaling for Nonlinear Time History Analysis" using EE-UQ with Dr. Kuanshi Zhong - Register Here

November 5: "Collaborating with the SimCenter on proposals to NSF" with Associate Director Matthew Schoettler - Register Here

November 12: "Global sensitivity analysis on a structural system" using quoFEM with Dr. Sang-ri Yi - Register Here

November 19: "Fluid-Structure interaction with OpenFOAM and OpenSees" using Hydro-UQ with Dr. Ajay B. Harish - Register Here

December 3: "Regional damage and loss analysis with GIS post-processing and visualization" using R2D with Dr. Stevan Gavrilovic - Register Here

December 10: "Calibration data and log-likelihood specification for Bayesian calibration problems" using quoFEM with Dr. Aakash Bangalore Satish - Register Here

December 17: "Coupling regional-scale tsunami simulation with local-scale structural response" using Hydro-UQ with Dr. Ajay B. Harish - 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)


The SimCenter is inspired to share the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) recent Dear Colleague Letter. The SimCenter is poised to collaborate with researchers intending to fulfill this NSF-mandated mission through modeling, computation, and simulation.


Valuable Resource about Extreme Winds. Ahsan Kareem, SimCenter co-PI and Robert Moran Professor of Engineering and director of the NatHaz (Natural Hazards) Laboratory at University of Notre Dame, co-editor and contributor to the The Oxford Handbook of Non-Synoptic Wind Storms.


UC Berkeley Announces Two Postdoctoral Position Openings: Software Development for CFD and Machine Learning at the NHERI SimCenter. Review of applications will begin on October 29, 2021 and will continue until the positions are filled.

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.