Enabling the NEESit Test Environment to Support the

Report
Young Researchers Symposium
Oregon, August ___ 2006
Enabling the NEESit Test Environment to Develop Tools
for Earthquake Engineering Education and Research
Scott Diehl ([email protected])
[email protected]
http://it.nees.org
George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation
NEES Cyberinfrastructure Center at the San Diego Supercomputer Center, UCSD
Overview
 Background
 Objectives
 Current Status
 Future Work
George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation
NEES Cyberinfrastructure Center at the San Diego Supercomputer Center, UCSD
Background
 What is NEES?
 NEES is a shared national network of 15 experimental facilities, collaborative
tools, a centralized data repository, and earthquake simulation software, all
linked by the ultra-high-speed Internet2 connections of NEESgrid.
 These resources provide the means for collaboration and discovery in the form
of more advanced research based on experimentation and computational
simulations.
 What is NEESit?
 NEES Cyberinfrastructure Center (NEESit) is a service-focused organization
created to deliver information technology tools and infrastructure to enable
earthquake engineers to remotely participate in experiments, perform hybrid
simulations, organize and share data, and collaborate with colleagues.
George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation
NEES Cyberinfrastructure Center at the San Diego Supercomputer Center, UCSD
Background
 What is the NEESit Test Environment?
 A collection of small-scale experiment modules used to facilitate the
testing of software components developed at NEESit
 Modules include Mini-MOST I and Mini-MOST II
 Modules demonstrate and simulate complicated engineering
concepts on a small-scale
Example: how a cantilever beam responds to various loads and how a
building reacts to an earthquake
George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation
NEES Cyberinfrastructure Center at the San Diego Supercomputer Center, UCSD
Background
 Mini-MOST I
Steel beam
1x Actuator
LEDs (load cell 1,
Strain)
George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation
NEES Cyberinfrastructure Center at the San Diego Supercomputer Center, UCSD
Background
 Mini-MOST II
2x Actuators
LEDs (load cell 1,
load cell 2, Strain)
George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation
NEES Cyberinfrastructure Center at the San Diego Supercomputer Center, UCSD
Steel beam
Objectives
Bring Mini-MOST I and Mini-MOST II into working condition.
Reconfigure the existing Labview code.
Enable the system to be accessible to external users.
Provide an education and outreach environment to demonstrate the software
tools to the broader community.
 Provide an environment where new software can be tested and perfected before
being distributed.
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George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation
NEES Cyberinfrastructure Center at the San Diego Supercomputer Center, UCSD
Current Status
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Learning National Instrument’s Labview and Matlab
Learning the NEESgrid software
Setting up Mini-MOST I & II
Resolving all bugs and errors with hardware/software
George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation
NEES Cyberinfrastructure Center at the San Diego Supercomputer Center, UCSD
George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation
NEES Cyberinfrastructure Center at the San Diego Supercomputer Center, UCSD
Future Work
 Bring the modules online
 Create a web page to allow researchers to control the modules remotely
for live demonstrations and experiments
 Applet will provide live video footage as the experiment takes place, as
well as synchronized streaming data
George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation
NEES Cyberinfrastructure Center at the San Diego Supercomputer Center, UCSD
Thank you
George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation
NEES Cyberinfrastructure Center at the San Diego Supercomputer Center, UCSD

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