RESEARCH TOOLS

These applications address basic and advanced modeling, analysis and simulation needs across an array of Natural Hazards. They incorporate uncertainty quantification (UQ) and optimization concepts. Downloadable apps, user manuals, user feedback, and relevant resources are available on the linked resource pages.

 

 

The Quantified Uncertainty with Optimization for the Finite Element Method (quoFEM) Application (formerly uqFEM) is intended to advance the use of uncertainty quantification and optimization within the field natural hazards engineering. The application achieves this by combining existing finite element applications, e.g. FEAPpv, with uncertainty quantification (UQ) applications, e.g. Dakota, behind a simple user interface (UI).

 

Release Date
V2.2 Oct 2020
V2.0 Sep 2019
V1.1 Sep 2018
V1.0 June 2018

 


 

The PBE Application is an extensible workflow application to perform Performance Based Engineering computations for various hazards. The current release provides researchers a tool to assess the performance of a building in an earthquake scenario. The application focuses on quantifying building performance through decision variables.

 

Release Date
V2.0 Oct 2019
V1.2 June 2019
V1.0 Oct 2018

 


 

 

The Regional Resilience Determination (R2D) Tool is intended to advance the capabilities of the natural hazards engineering community to simulate events over large regions and understand their consequences with fine-grained resolution. Powered by rWHALE to drive the simulations, R2D provides the ability to create scenarios, query assets, include Uncertainty Quantification, execute simulations, and visualize outcomes.

 

Release Date
V1.0 Jan 2021

 


 

The EE-UQ Tool is an application to determine the response, including UQ, of a structure to an earthquake excitation. The tool focuses on the structural model and will evolve to include soil-structure interaction models imposing boundary conditions necessary to impart the earthquake motion.

 

Release Date
V2.2 Sep 2020
V2.0 Oct 2019
V1.2 June 2019
V1.1 Mar 2019
V1.0 Sep 2018

 


 

The WE-UQ Application is an open-source software that provides researchers a tool to assess the performance of a building to wind loading. The application is focused on quantifying the uncertainties in the predicted response, given that the properties of the building and the wind loads are not known exactly, and given that the simulation software and the user make simplifying assumptions in the numerical modeling of the structure.

 

Release Date
V2.0 Sep 2019
V1.0 July 2019

 


 

The Hydro-UQ application assess the performance of a building subjected to water loading during tsunami and storm surge events. The tool allows 2-D shallow water solutions obtained from far-from-coast calculations as boundary condition input to a 3-D CFD solver. This multiscale coupling facilitates the resolving of regions of interest.

 

Release Date
V1.0 April 2021
V0.9 Aug 2020