News Archive

December 30, 2020
Software Development Team Profiles: Fall 2020.

December 4, 2020
SimCenter Webinar:Model- and Prototype-Scale Physical Modeling of Wave Attenuation and Wave Force Reduction by a Mangrove Forest of Moderate Cross-Shore Width

December 3, 2020
Kareem and Kijewski-Correa at IAWE Seminar

November 25, 2020
SimCenter Article in Frontiers in Built Environment Journal

November 24, 2020
SimCenter’s Student Intern Profiles - Fall 2020

November 23, 2020
SimCenter Webinar:
Computational Frameworks for the Implementation of Performance-Based Wind Engineering. Seymour M. J. Spence, University of Michigan.

November 2, 2020
The Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure network, NHERI, has published a new book, NHERI Impact 2020, a 70-page collection of illustrated articles detailing research in the field of natural hazards engineering.

October 16, 2020
SimCenter Webinar
: Partial Turbulence Simulation for Predicting Peak Wind Loads on Buildings

October 6, 2020
SimCenter Webinar
: Hurricane Loss Analysis for Single-Family Houses Considering Current and Changing Climate Conditions

August 18, 2020
Valuable Resources for Natural Hazards Engineering

August 10, 2020
Luo-Kareem paper awarded 2019 Innovation in Computing Award

August 9, 2020
Lu Article – Third-most read in Earthquake Spectra Journal

August 5, 2020
NEW SimCenter Webinar
: Effects of Flow Shielding & Channeling on Tsunami-Induced Loading of Coastal Structures

July 24, 2020
SimCenter Webinar
: Inundation and Wave Loading Processes in Hurricane Scenarios
Presenter: Andrew Kennedy, University of Notre Dame

June 29, 2020
SimCenter Welcomes Sang-ri Yi to the Development Team

June 24, 2020
NEW SimCenter Webinar: Predicting the Wind Pressure Coefficient Distribution on a High-Rise Building Using Computational Fluid Dynamics, Presenter: Catherine Gorlé, Stanford University

June 23, 2020
SimCenter seeks feedback on the 2019 State-of-Art Report in Computational Simulation and Modeling

April 9, 2020
Kareem - 2019 Best Paper in ASCE’s Journal of Structural Engineering (Structural Hazards)

March 6, 2020
SimCenter’s Workshop on Disaster Recovery – Recap

February 28, 2020
SimCenter's New User Forum Released

February 21, 2020
SimCenter at 2020 PEER Annual Meeting

February 18-19, 2020
SimCenter Collaborates on AI Workshop for Natural Hazards Engineering

February 5, 2020
The SimCenter Welcomes Dr. Ajay Harish to the Software Development Team

January 30-31, 2020
Simulation and Data Needs to Support Disaster Recovery Planning Workshop
UC Berkeley, Blum Hall

December 19, 2019
SimCenter Webinar
: Gathering Data for Natural Hazards Engineering Using Web Automation
Presenter: Wael Elhaddad

September 1-6, 2019
Kareem Delivers Opening Keynote at ICWE15, Re-elected President.

July 22-26, 2019
Programming Bootcamp.
The second annual SimCenter Programming Bootcamp - UC Berkeley's Richmond Field Station.

July 2, 2019
Upgrades to SimCenter Research Tools and DesignSafe HPC.
Research Applications uqFEM, EE-UQ, and PBE should be updated to the latest version to take advantage of the recent NHERI DesignSafe web portal upgrade.

July 1, 2019
Postdoctoral Position Available.The SimCenter seeks a postdoctoral researcher in software development.

June 20, 2019
SimCenter’s Kareem Receives ASCE Ernest E. Howard Award

June 18, 2019
SimCenter at Two Upcoming Conferences – Plan to Attend!
The NHERI SimCenter will participate in two conferences this summer.

June13, 2019
SimCenter Welcomes 2019 Summer REUs.
The NHERI SimCenter hosted four REU students at UC Berkeley this summer.

May 17, 2019
SimCenter Collaboration on $4.9M PEER Research Project

May 6, 2019
SimCenter’s Deierlein Named ASCE Distinguished Member

April 23, 2019
SimCenter Webinar:
Uncertainty Characterization in Earthquake Engineering Simulation:
An Introduction to SimCenter's EE-UQ Tool.

Presenter: Frank McKenna, PhD

April 20, 2019
SimCenter Webinar:
Earthquake Damage and Loss Assessment with SimCenter's PBE Application
Presenter: Adam Zsarnóczay

April 11, 2019
Postdoctoral Scholar Position Available

April 1, 2019
The SimCenter Welcomes Dr. Ziad Ghauch to the Software Development Team.

March 5, 2019
SimCenter: Affiliate of QuakeCoRE

The NHERI SimCenter has been endorsed as an Affiliate organization ofQuakeCoRE, New Zealand Centre for Earthquake Resilience.

February 25, 2019
SimCenter Webinar:
Running Large-Scale Regional Hazards and Loss Simulations
Presenter: Wael Elhaddad

February 18, 2019
SimCenter at 2019 USACM Conference

The NHERI SimCenter participated at the U.S. Association for Computational Mechanics (USACM) Uncertainty Quantification in Computational Solid and Structural Materials Modeling Workshop, held on January 17-18, 2019, at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.

February 12, 2019
Regional Workflow for Hazard and Loss Estimation New Release v1.1.0
This application framework enables researchers to create scientific workflows to study the the effects of earthquakes on society at the regional scale.

February 1, 2019
State-of-Art in Computational Simulation for Natural Hazards Engineering
The NHERI SimCenter released a report on simulation requirements and software tools for natural hazards engineering.

January 20, 2019
SimCenter at the 2019 PEER Annual Meeting

The NHERI SimCenter participated at the 2019 PEER Annual Meeting, “Seismic Resilience 25 Years after Northridge: Accomplishments & Challenges”, held on January 17-18, 2019, at the UCLA campus.

November 14, 2018
SimCenter Webinar:
HPC Ground Motion Simulations of Large Hayward Fault Earthquakes
Presenter: Arthur Rodgers

November 6, 2018
SimCenter Webinar:
AI & Machine Learning in Natural Hazards Engineering: Technical & Modelling Q & A
Presenter: Stella Yu

October 29, 2018
New Tool Release!  PBE Tool

Oct 24, 2018
UQ Computational Advances for Natural Hazard Risk Assessment
Presenter: Alexandros Taflanidis

October 16, 2018
Postdoctoral Position Available

October 15, 2018
SimCenter Welcomes Dr. Gardner to the Development Team

October 2, 2018
SimCenter Webinar: AI & Machine Learning in Natural Hazards Engineering: Approaches to Deep Learning
Presenter: Stella Yu

Oct 1, 2018
New Tool Release!EE-UQ Tool

September 26, 2018
SimCenter Webinar: Application Framework for Regional Earthquake Loss Estimation
Presenters: Frank McKenna and Wael Elhaddad

September 25, 2018
SimCenter Welcomes Dr. Zsarnóczay to the Development Team

The NHERI SimCenter is pleased to announce that Dr. Adam Zsarnóczay has joined the software development team.

July 18, 2018
SimCenter Welcomes 2018 Summer REU Students
The NHERI SimCenter is hosting three REU students at UC Berkeley this summer.

July 1, 2018
The SimCenter has Released an Updated Version of the Pile Group Application

The Pile Group Application is an educational tool to study the behavior of a pile or pile-group in layered soil.

June 30, 2018
CWE-UQ Application
The SimCenter announces a new tool: CWE-UQ is a CFD interface to analyze the effect of wind on structures.

June 30, 2018
uqFEM Application

New software release! A tool to enhance modeling through the incorporation of Uncertainty Quantification.

June 30, 2018
Regional Earthquake Workflow
Demonstrating the SimCenter's computational framework, the Regional Earthquake Workflow is now accessible for execution, modification, and community enhancement.

June 30, 2018
EVW Learning Tool

Explore structural dynamics with a new educational app that bridges wind and seismic loading.

June 30, 2018
SimCenter Welcomes Dr. Wang to the Development Team
The NHERI SimCenter is pleased to announce that Dr. Chaofeng (“Charles”) Wang, has joined the software development team.

February 21, 2018
Stephen A. Mahin passes away, February 10, 2018

The SimCenter mourns the passing of Stephen A. Mahin on February 10, 2018.

February 8, 2018
2017 ABAG study identifies expected housing losses in the Bay Area after an earthquake
In 2017, ABAG replaced previous housing loss numbers developed in 2003 with updated loss numbers. These numbers tell a compelling and personal story about the Bay Area’s potential future after an earthquake: how many buildings will be damaged?

February 8, 2018
Hayward fault earthquake simulations increase fidelity of ground motions

Researchers at the Lawrence Livermore  (LLNL) and Lawrence Berkeley (LBNL) national laboratories have computed 3D ground shaking from a M7 scenario earthquake in the San Francisco Bay Area with far greater fidelity than previously achieved.

February 5, 2018
Collaboration Between NHERI Facilities: Hybrid Shake Table Tests

The collaborative effort of hybrid simulation experts from the NHERI SimCenter and UC San Diego Experimental Facility produced successful hybrid simulations involving experimental substructures on the largest shake table in the U.S.