NHERI Lehigh Experimental Facility Expands Capabilities for Cyber-Physical Testing

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Two of 5 test beds at the NHERI Lehigh Real-time Cyber-Physical Structural Systems testing laboratory. (Image: NHERI Lehigh)

BETHLEHEM, PA, Sept. 24, 2021 — In September 2021, the NHERI Lehigh University Experimental Facility unveiled expanded lab space and new equipment for conducting cyber-physical experiments. The enlarged facility opens the door wide for natural hazards researchers to explore structural mitigation solutions for windstorms and earthquakes.

Part of the NSF-funded Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure, the NHERI Lehigh Experimental Facility specializes in cyber-physical testing, a broad term that encompasses hybrid simulation, including real-time, multi-directional hybrid simulation experiments.