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Implementation of Pure Fluid and Natural Gas Standards: Reference Fluid Thermodynamic and Transport Properties Database (REFPROP)
Last Updated Date: 04/11/2013

Major improvements have been made to the REFPROP program that impact how users incorporate new standards into their applications. A high impact … more

Surface Roughness
Last Updated Date: 04/10/2013

This project involves the measurement of surface roughness, the best statistical way to represent the geometry of roughened surfaces, and research … more

Tension-Compression Testing
Last Updated Date: 04/10/2013

Project goal is to develop a fully-instrumented version of the tension-compression test, to enable measurement of the Bauschinger Effect in sheet … more

Travel
Last Updated Date: 03/23/2013

Here are some details that might help you set up your visit to NIST and NCAL.  Note that listing of specific hotels and airlines does not imply … more

Uniaxial Tension Beyond Necking
Last Updated Date: 03/13/2013

This project is developing methods to extract valid tensile stress-strain data out of an ASTM E8-type test beyond the point of necking.

Springback
Last Updated Date: 03/13/2013

Elastic springback compensation is a long-standing issue for formed sheet automotive components.  The ability to predict the magnitude of … more

Xray Stress Measurement
Last Updated Date: 03/07/2013

Using X-ray diffraction techniques one can measure the full stress tensor just inside the surface of a sheet metal specimen under applied load.  … more

High Rate Testing
Last Updated Date: 02/22/2013

This project involves sample geometry and metrological development for high rate servohydraulic testing. (Content to be uploaded soon) more

Thermodynamic & Kinetic Data for Sustainable Energy
Last Updated Date: 10/05/2012

Industry needs thermodynamic and kinetic data for the development of new materials for sustainable energy applications; expanded and new databases … more

Measurements and Modeling of Moist Gases
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

Thermophysical properties of gas mixtures containing water are important in several contexts, such as humidity standards and the design of … more

Thermophysical Properties of Biofuels
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

The Thermophysical Properties Division has begun a program to develop thermophysical property data for the biofuels. Transportation fuels will … more

Spectroscopic Measurements of Atmospheric Gases for Monitoring Greenhouse Gases
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

Climate scientists are developing a new generation of spectrometers for the NASA-sponsored inventory of atmospheric greenhouse gases, most notably … more

Theory and Modeling of Materials for Renewable Energy
Last Updated Date: 07/12/2012

Renewable energy sources such as solar energy are attractive alternatives to fossil fuels because of their abundant supply and pollution-free power … more

Computational Biology: Comarison of Cell Image Segmentation Algorithms
Last Updated Date: 07/10/2012

With the advent of automated data acquisition systems in conjunction with on-line imaging devices, the biological researcher is potentially … more

Nanostructures for Energy Conversion
Last Updated Date: 07/10/2012

Electrochemical systems containing nanostructured materials are increasingly being incorporated into  devices for efficiently harvesting, storing, … more

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