MECHS Overview

Hybrid Simulation is a cyber-physical technique used to examine the behavior of structural systems that may be too large or complex to test in the laboratory. Physical specimens are linked with computational models. A challenge is to ensure that this combined system is tested under realistic conditions. Thus, boundary conditions at the interface between the physical and computational portions must be enforced, and hydraulic actuators are frequently used (see figure below).

AIM: The MECHS research coordination network aims to facilitate the scientific advances needed to establish the theory of and expand the capacity for hybrid simulation as it applies to multi-hazard engineering.

The main objectives are to:

  • Diversify the community of researchers using hybrid simulation
  • Build capacity for hybrid simulation in existing laboratories
  • Develop a research agenda for hybrid simulation
  • Foster peer-to-peer and institute-to-institute partnerships
  • Share relevant resources and digital artifacts
  • Cultivate international collaborations

News, upcoming workshops!


Research Agenda available !

Year 1 Workshop Report here !

Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference 2018:

May 29 - June 1, 2018 at M.I.T., Cambrigde MA

Mini-Symposium: MS95 - Recent Advances in Real-Time Hybrid Simulation

Deadlines: Abstract Submission: 31 January 2018, Early Bird Registration: 16 March 2018

Further Information: EMI2018_MS95

 

 

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