Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation

Professor Enrique Luco

The NEES @ UCSD Large High Performance Outdoor Shake Table (LHPOST) provides the earthquake engineering community with a facility that allows the accurate reproduction of severe near-source earthquake ground motions for the seismic testing of very large structural and soil-foundation-structure interaction (SFSI) systems. The NEES @ UCSD equipment site is part of the National Science Foundation's nationwide earthquake engineering collaboratory, the George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES). In this network, earthquake engineers and students located at different institutions around the nation and the world, are able to share experimental and computational resources and collaborate to develop better and more cost-effective ways of mitigating earthquake damage.