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Performance-Based Seismic Engineering (PBSE) for New Buildings Project
Last Updated Date: 06/20/2014

Structural collapse demand and capacity are not clearly defined or directly simulated in current Performance-Based Seismic Engineering (PBSE) … more

Virtual Cement and Concrete Testing Laboratory
Last Updated Date: 06/08/2014

The Virtual Cement and Concrete Testing Laboratory (VCCTL) project develops and integrates state-of-the-art computational materials science tools … more

Mechanical Performance - Extreme Conditions
Last Updated Date: 04/17/2014

This project provides property data, metrology, and standard test methods for materials systems under extreme conditions for areas critical to US … more

Physical Infrastructure: Connections
Last Updated Date: 04/17/2014

Using a complementary approach of experimental measurements and detailed finite element analysis, we will develop more realistic yet … more

Surface Damage of Polymer Nanocomposites Project
Last Updated Date: 02/27/2014

Surface damage caused by environmental and/or mechanical stresses can lead to the release of nanofillers incorporated within polymer … more

Service Life Prediction of Filled Polymers Project
Last Updated Date: 02/27/2014

Prior efforts at NIST demonstrated the feasibility of quantitative service life prediction by linking the field and laboratory for an unfilled … more

Service Life of Nano-Enabled Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites Project
Last Updated Date: 02/27/2014

This project will utilize chemical spectroscopy of stressed composites to quantify the magnitude and mode of stress transfer at the fiber-matrix … more

Measurement Science to Assure the Performance of Green Concretes Project
Last Updated Date: 01/31/2014

An effective strategy for making a more “green” concrete is to replace the portland cement (the binding component with large energy and CO 2 … more

Smart Firefighting Project
Last Updated Date: 01/31/2014

In 2011, the fire departments in the United States responded to more than 484,500 1 structure fires. These fires resulted in approximately 2,640 … more

Measures of Building Resilience and Structural Robustness Project
Last Updated Date: 01/29/2014

Disaster resilience of a building or a community is the capability to quickly restore full functionality following an extreme event.  Buildings … more

Energy Measurements for Existing Residential Buildings Project
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2014

According to the most recent national census data, the median year in which owner-occupied homes were built in the U.S. is 1976 1 . Furthermore, … more

Electrical Performance Measurements of Solar Photovoltaic Cells and Arrays Project
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2014

To achieve net-zero energy buildings, renewable energy generation is required to meet the energy demands remaining after load reduction and … more

WUI Building and Fire Codes and Standards Project
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2014

Although over 46 million residential structures in the United States are in areas of risk of wildfires, building and fire codes and standards do … more

Building Integration with Smart Grid
Last Updated Date: 01/24/2014

New measurement science and industry standards are needed to enable building systems and consumers to interact with a future “smart grid,” which … more

Assessment of High-Temperature and Innovative Insulation Thermal Performance Project
Last Updated Date: 01/24/2014

The use of thermal insulation is a primary approach to reducing heating and cooling loads in buildings, which account for 42% 1 and 24% 1 of … more

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