SimCenter Engagement at 17th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics

September 21, 2023


The SimCenter was represented at the 17th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics ( on July 23-27, 2023, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The biennial congress is the premier U.S. venue for showcasing the latest research in the broad field of computational mechanics, bringing together top researchers and practitioners in academia, government, and industry from around the world.

Sanjay Govindjee, SimCenter domain expert and former SimCenter PI and co-Director, presented the paper “Surrogate nonlinear structural response under seismic loads using probabilistic learning on manifolds (PLoM) with constraints.”

The paper was authored by Kuanshi Zhong, former SimCenter postdoctoral scholar and now professor at the University of Cincinnati; Javi Gual Navarro, visiting student from the Polytechnic University of Catalunya, Sanjay Govindjee, and Gregory G. Deierlein, SimCenter co-Director.

The PLoM algorithm in the paper is available for users in SimCenter tools EE-UQ and quoFEM. The SimCenter Live Expert Tips session “How to Develop and Deploy Surrogate Models for Structural Response Prediction in EE-UQ” is a resource for further understanding the available module.