Abstract

Natural hazards engineering plays an important role in minimizing the effects of natural hazards on society through the design of resilient and sustainable infrastructure. The DesignSafe cyberinfrastructure has been developed to enable and facilitate transformative research in natural hazards engineering, which necessarily spans across multiple disciplines and can take advantage of advancements in computation, experimentation, and data analysis. DesignSafe allows researchers to more effectively share and find data using cloud services, perform numerical simulations using high performance computing, and integrate diverse datasets so that researchers can make discoveries that were previously unattainable. This paper describes the design principles used in the cyberinfrastructure development process, introduces the main components of the DesignSafe cyberinfrastructure, and illustrates the use of the DesignSafe cyberinfrastructure in research in natural hazards engineering through various examples.

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The DesignSafe project is financially supported by the National Science Foundation under grant CMMI-1520817. The development of DesignSafe also leverages grant ACI-1134872 for high-performance computing, and grants ACI-1127210 and ACI-1450459 for the development of the Agave API. This support is gratefully acknowledged.

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Natural Hazards Review
Volume 18Issue 3August 2017

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Received: Apr 13, 2016
Accepted: Nov 29, 2016
Published online: Feb 21, 2017
Discussion open until: Jul 21, 2017
Published in print: Aug 1, 2017

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Warren S. Bellows Professor, Dept. of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX 78712 (corresponding author). ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4169-7153. E-mail: [email protected]
Clint Dawson [email protected]
John J. McKetta Centennial Energy Chair in Engineering, Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX 78712. E-mail: [email protected]
Jamie E. Padgett, A.M.ASCE [email protected]
Associate Professor, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rice Univ., Houston, TX 77005. E-mail: [email protected]
Jean-Paul Pinelli, M.ASCE [email protected]
Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering and Construction Management, Florida Tech, Melbourne, FL 32901. E-mail: [email protected]
Dan Stanzione [email protected]
Executive Director, Texas Advanced Computing Center, Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX 78758. E-mail: [email protected]
Ashley Adair [email protected]
Digital Archivist, Univ. of Texas Libraries, Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX 78712. E-mail: [email protected]
Pedro Arduino, M.ASCE [email protected]
Professor, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195. E-mail: [email protected]
Scott J. Brandenberg, M.ASCE [email protected]
Associate Professor, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095. E-mail: [email protected]
Tim Cockerill [email protected]
Director of Center Programs, Texas Advanced Computing Center, Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX 78759. E-mail: [email protected]
Charlie Dey [email protected]
Research Engineer, Texas Advanced Computing Center, Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX 78758. E-mail: [email protected]
Maria Esteva [email protected]
Data Curator, Texas Advanced Computing Center, Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX 78758. E-mail: [email protected]
Fred L. Haan Jr., A.M.ASCE [email protected]
Professor, Dept. of Engineering, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. E-mail: [email protected]
Matthew Hanlon [email protected]
Manager of Web and Mobile Applications Group, Texas Advanced Computing Center, Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX 78758. E-mail: [email protected]
Ahsan Kareem, Dist.M.ASCE [email protected]
Robert M Moran Professor, NatHaz Modeling Laboratory, Univ. of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556. E-mail: [email protected]
Laura Lowes, M.ASCE [email protected]
Professor, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195. E-mail: [email protected]
Stephen Mock [email protected]
Director of Advanced Computing Interfaces, Texas Advanced Computing Center, Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX 78758. E-mail: [email protected]
Gilberto Mosqueda, A.M.ASCE [email protected]
Professor, Dept. of Structural Engineering, Univ. of California, San Diego, CA 92093. E-mail: [email protected]

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