Learning Tools

Learning Tools present educational resources across an array of Natural Hazards Engineering principles. These software applications demonstrate basic and advanced modeling and simulation concepts. Downloadable apps, user manuals, lesson plans, user feedback, and relevant resources are available on the resource page below.


Explore the effects of different building parameters and ground motions on the time history response of a building.


A live interface to study the behavior of a pile or pile group in layered soil; interactively (and nearly instantly) observe the system's response to changes.


Explore the different time history responses of a building when subjected to earthquake and wind loading.

This tool focuses on simulating wave propagation along soil depth using finite element (FE) method.


This tool examines a one-dimensional layered soil profile by comparing thee the output (surface) motion induced by a given input (bedrock) motion through the transfer function principle.

To prepare researchers for advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) applications, CFD Notebooks introduces the topic through a series of interactive Jupyter notebooks hosted on DesignSafe.



Educational Apps Release Date
MDOF V1.1 Jan 2018
V1.0 Sept 2017
Pile Group Tool

V2.1 Nov 2018
V2.0.3 Aug 2018
V2.0 May 2018
V1.0 Sept 2017

Earthquake versus Wind V1.0 June 2018
Braced Frame Modeling V1.0 Sept 2018
Shear Wall Intelligent Modeling V1.0 Sept 2019
Site-Specific Seismic Hazard Analysis & Research Kit V1.0 Sept 2019
Transfer Function Tool (TFT) V1.0 Sept 2020
CFD Notebooks V1.0 Oct 2020