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Fault Detection and Diagnosis for Air-Conditioners and Heat Pumps Project
Last Updated Date: 12/12/2013

Fault detection and diagnostic (FDD) methods are receiving increasing consideration for application in space-conditioning equipment.  It is … more

MOIST
Last Updated Date: 09/25/2013

MOIST: A computer program for predicting heat and moisture transfer in building envelopes. MOIST is a user-friendly, computer program that … more

Fire Risk Reduction in Communities Program
Last Updated Date: 01/09/2013

The objective of the Fire Risk Reduction in Communities Program is to develop and deploy advances in measurement science to improve the resilience … more

Seismic Analysis and Design Procedures in Existing Standards Project
Last Updated Date: 01/09/2013

This project provides proposed refinement of key prescriptive seismic provisions in U.S. model building codes and standards concerning: … more

Fire Risk Reduction in Buildings Program
Last Updated Date: 01/02/2013

The objective of the Fire Risk Reduction in Buildings Program is to develop and deploy advances in measurement science to increase the safety of … more

Milli X-ray Fluorescence X-ray Spectrum Imaging Technique Development
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

Significant improvements were made in the area of technique development for Eagle III mXRF since its initial installation in 2007. The diverse … more

Nanomagnetic Imaging
Last Updated Date: 08/20/2012

The microscopic arrangement of the magnetic structure within a thin metal film plays a fundamental role in many technological applications ranging … more

Novel Sources for Focused-ion Beams
Last Updated Date: 08/14/2012

Focused beams of ions have a wide range of uses, from nanoscale imaging to the fabrication of nanomaterials.  At the CNST, researchers are … more

Seismic Response of Reinforced Concrete Walls Project
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2012

This project includes two critical problem-focused tasks in Performance Based Seismic Engineering (PBSE): (1) the evaluation of reinforced … more

Metrics and Tools for Construction Productivity Project
Last Updated Date: 11/16/2011

This project defines metrics, tools, and data for measuring physical infrastructure delivery performance and construction productivity at three … more

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