SimCenter Engagement at COMPDYN 2023 and UNCECOMP 2023

September 21, 2023


SimCenter researchers engaged the computational engineering community at two conferences held on June 12-14, 2023, in Athens, Greece. COMPDYN 2023 is the 9th International Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, and it was held in conjunction with UNCECOMP 2023, the 5th International Conference on Uncertainty Quantification in Computational Sciences and Engineering.

At COMPDYN 2023, Matt DeJong, SimCenter PI and co-Director, presented “SimCenter tools for computational dynamics, uncertainty quantification, and regional-scale earthquake hazard simulation." The paper was authored by:

  • Greg Deierlein, SimCenter co-Director,
  • Frank McKenna, SimCenter Chief Technology Officer,
  • Adam Zsarnóczay, SimCenter Associate Director of Research Outreach,
  • Laura Lowes, SimCenter co-PI,
  • Matt Schoettler, SimCenter Associate Director of Operations, and
  • Matt DeJong.

The purpose of COMPDYN 2023 is to bring together the scientific communities of Computational Mechanics, Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering to facilitate the exchange of ideas in topics of mutual interest and to serve as a platform for establishing links between research groups with complementary activities. The communities of Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering benefit from this interaction which acquaints them with advanced computational methods and software tools which can highly assist in tackling complex problems in dynamic/seismic analysis and design, while also giving the Computational Mechanics community the opportunity to become more familiar with very important application areas of great social impact.

At UNCECOMP 2023, Sanjay Govindjee, SimCenter domain expert and former SimCenter PI and co-Director, presented “Applications of probabilistic learning on manifolds for surrogate modeling of structural earthquake response.” 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.

The objective of UNCECOMP 2023 is to share recent research efforts and progress towards analysis and design processes with uncertainty quantification, with emphasis in multiscale analysis and design of complex systems. The conference brings together researchers seeking interactions among stochastic methods and computational mechanics in order to obtain reliable predictions of the behavior of physical systems, and it facilitates the exchange of ideas and establishes links between research groups with complementary activities.