SPUR Earthquake

SPUR, a Distributed Simulation Framework for Seismic Performance for Urban Regions

The long-term objective is to advance the state-of-the-art in simulating the effects of a major earthquake on an urban region by the integration of earthquake ground motion modeling with modeling of structural and infrastructure systems using advanced computational and visualization methods. A distributed interactive simulation framework will be created to facilitate investigation of the performance of urban regions resulting from a major earthquake and for the education of future earthquake engineers. The goal is to provide damage estimates based on best available information ultimately leading to earthquake related risk analysis/assignment for an urban region and to provide a rich problem solving environment for the education of students.


SPUR is a joint project between the Engineering Research Center at Mississippi State University, the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at University of California, Irvine, the Civil Engineering Department at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, and the Civil Engineering Department at University of California, Berkeley.

Sponsored by

UC Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon, Mississippi State University

Web Portal

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Contact information

Engineering Research Center for
Computational Systems

Box 9627
Mississippi State, MS 39762-9627

For Fedex and UPS Deliveries:
2 Research Boulevard
Starkville, Mississippi 39759

Phone: 662-325-8278
Fax: 662-325-7692

Roger L. King rking@erc.msstate.edu

Joerg Meyer joerg.meyer01@gmail.com

Web Interface
Tomasz A. Haupt haupt@erc.msstate.edu


SIGGRAPH 2001, Sketches & Applications, Los Angeles

ImmersaDesk demo and presentation at SIGGRAPH 2001, Los Angeles.

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Last modified: Tue Aug 6 23:40:56 CDT 2002

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