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.

 

 

The Multiple Degrees of Freedom (MDOF) Application explores the effects of different building parameters and ground motions on the time history response of a building.

 

Release Date
V1.1 Jan 2018
V1.0 Sep 2017

 


 

The SimCenter Pile-Group Tool provides a dynamic 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.

 

 

Release Date
V2.1 Nov 2018
V2.0 Aug 2018
V1.0 Sep 2017

 


 

The Earthquake Versus Wind Application allows the user to compare the responses of buildings subjected to earthquake and wind loading.

 

Release Date
V1.0 June 2018

 


 

The Brace Frame Modeling Application is intended to inform users on how braced frames should be modeled when performing numerical simulations of the entire building.

 

Release Date
V1.0 Sep 2018

 


 

SWIM is the acronym for Shear Wall Intelligent Modeling. The word "Intelligent" indicates this application is AI-enabled. Shear walls are commonly used lateral resisting systems in buildings. During large events, particularly seismic events, the buildings may experience shear failure of these walls.

 

Release Date
V1.0 Sep 2019

 


 

The Site Specific Seismic Hazard Analysis & Research Kit (s3hark) tool focuses on simulating wave propagation along soil depth using finite element (FE) method.

 

Release Date
V1.0 Sep 2019

 


 

The Transfer Function Tool (TFT) 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.

 

Release Date
V1.0 Sep 2020

 


 

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.

 

Release Date
V1.0 Oct 2020