DescriptionProbability-based structural design has now emerged as the most advanced methodology to design new and retrofit existing structures in the face of uncertainty. The focus of our research lies at the intersection of the areas of structural engineering and risk engineering against natural hazards (e.g., earthquakes). A large number of computationally-demanding Finite Element simulation jobs need to be run as part of our research using open source software (e.g., OpenSees, Dakota) and script languages (e.g., Matlab, Python). Thus, the used of high-throughput computing resources will be central for the success of our potentially high-impact research on probability-based optimum structural design against natural hazards.
OrganizationUC San Diego
DepartmentStructural Engineering
Sponsor Campus GridOSG Connect
Principal Investigator
Yong Li
Field Of ScienceCivil Engineering