Working Groups

Lead: Rachel Davidson, (University of Delaware), rdavidso@udel.edu
Stevan Gavrilovic, UC Berkeley, gavrilovic@berkeley.edu
TBD Recovery Postdoc
Jack Baker, Stanford University, bakerjw@stanford.edu
Ann-Margaret Esnard, Georgia State University, aesnard@gsu.edu
TBD Social Science Senior Personnel:

The SEIR working group is currently focused on two main goals: (1) Encouraging and supporting use of R2D as it currently exists; and (2) Identifying, prioritizing, and beginning to implement the next models and data to be linked or added to R2D. Towards these aims, we are actively soliciting input from a wide range of social scientists and engineers who may use R2D and/or contribute models or data in the future about how R2D can best serve their research and education needs.

How to get involved:

Lead: Greg Deierlien (Stanford)
Affiliated SimCenter Personnel:
Developer Liaison: Kuanshi Zhong (Stanford)
Other Working Group Members: [individuals who are volunteering and not Sr. Personnel]

Charge:

  • Guide development and application efforts for regional earthquake simulations
  • Develop data models and tools to integrate SimCenter tools with earthquake hazard tools (OpenSHA, OpenQuake, Physics-Based Simulations)
  • Coordinate with other working groups on common inventory, socio-economic, and UQ developments
  • Expand earthquake damage and consequence simulation tools for transportation and utility infrastructure components and systems
  • Develop/integrate data framework for multi-resolution models (geotechnical, structural, socio-economic)
  • User engagement, education and outreach

Current Priorities:

Lead: Tracy Kijewski-Correa (Notre Dame)
Affiliated SimCenter Personnel: Andrew Kennedy (Notre Dame), Michael Motley (Univ of Washington), Patrick Lynett (USC)
Developer Liaison: Fei Ding (UC Berkeley)
Other Working Group Members: Mohammad Alam (Notre Dame) [individuals who are volunteering and not Sr. Personnel]

Charge:

  • Guide development and application efforts for regional hurricane and tsunami simulations
  • Develop data models and tools to integrate SimCenter tools with wind, storm surge, and tsunami hazard tools (ADCIRC, GeoClaw)
  • Coordinate with other working groups on common inventory, socio-economic, and UQ developments
  • Expand hurricane and tsunamic damage and consequence simulation tools for building, transportation and utility infrastructure components and systems
  • Develop/integrate data framework for multi-resolution damage models (empirical vs component-based)
  • User engagement, education and outreach

Current Priorities: The initial scaffolding of the regional simulation workflow for hurricanes culminated in two testbeds (Lake Charles, LA and Atlantic County, NJ) with particular emphasis on the treatment of wind hazards. Thus the working group is currently focused on:

  • Developing greater capabilities to simulate coastal hazards and their impact on the built environment, encompassing both hurricane storm surge/wave action and tsunamis
  • Conducting an ongoing community needs assessment to inform development priorities
  • Based on initial needs assessment, developing a slate of utility applications that will provide immediate benefits as standalone applications addressing common pain points in computational simulation for coastal hazards, while contributing a core building block for a fully orchestrated regional simulation workflow for coastal hazards.

 

Lead: Ertugrul Taciroglu (UCLA)
Affiliated SimCenter Personnel:
Developer Liaison: Adam Zsarnóczay (Stanford)
Other Working Group Members: [individuals who are volunteering and not Sr. Personnel]

Charge:

  • Develop specification of metadata format for storing building/infrastructure data that is relevant to assessment of damage, consequences, and repair/recovery from natural hazards
  • Develop federated database of building exposure data
  • Develop AI-enabled tools and best practices for inventory generation and validation methods for prioritized building/infrastructure attributes
  • Coordinate development of data formats and tools with DesignSafe, RAPID, and STEER
  • Support regional hazard and socio-economic/recovery working groups and other researchers to develop inventory databases for model generation and validation
  • User engagement, education and outreach

Current Priorities:

Lead: Ahsan Kareem (Notre Dame)
Affiliated SimCenter Personnel:
Developer Liaison: Fei Ding (UC Berkeley)
Other Working Group Members: [individuals who are volunteering and not Sr. Personnel]

Charge:

  • Guide development and application efforts for CFD modelling of wind and water flows and effects on structures
  • Develop simulation tools and best practices for computational wave tank (OSU) and wind tunnel (UF) to engage experimental researchers in simulations
  • Develop framework for extending CFD simulations to local city-scale flows with linkages to regional hazard models for wind, storm surge, and tsunamis (e.g., turbulent inflows, ADCIRC, GeoClaw).
  • Engage natural hazards researchers to extend modelling tools to simulate response and damage to buildings and other structures
  • User engagement, education and outreach

Lead: Alexandros Taflanidis (Notre Dame)
Affiliated SimCenter Personnel:
Developer Liaison: Sang-ri Yi (UC Berkeley) and Aakash Bangalore Satish (UC Berkeley)
Other Working Group Members: [individuals who are volunteering and not Sr. Personnel]

Charge:

  • Guide development and application efforts for UQ approaches across all SimCenter platforms
  • Engage with other SimCenter working groups to identify/articulate UQ issues and consistent methodologies to characterize and propagate uncertainties from hazard through to effects on individual structures and large regional inventories
  • Develop simulation techniques, tools and best practices for developing surrogate models to simplify detailed FEM and CFD simulations to simulate response (a) over large range of input parameters, and (b) large regional systems
  • User engagement, education and outreach

Current Priorities: