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101. Real Fire Performance of Partition Assemblies: Insulated and Non-Insulated Assemblies
Samuel L Manzello, Richard George Gann, S R. Kukuck, Kuldeep R Prasad, Walter William Jones
Two gypsum wall assemblies were exposed to intense real-scale compartment fires, from the time of ignition to beyond flashover. The construction of each assembly (2.44 m by 2.44 m) was identical, with the exception that one of the wall assemblies wa ...
102. The Effects of Nanostructure on the Stability of Nanocomposite Building Materials
Marc R Nyden, Samuel L Manzello, Richard H. Harris Jr.
Thermoplastics and composites made from hydrocarbon polymers can improve the affordability, strength-to-weight ratio, and durability of manufactured products. Unfortunately, the use of these materials in buildings and vehicles is limited because of t ...
103. Wildland-Urban Interface Fires: Overview and Research Needs
William E. Mell, Samuel L Manzello, Alexander Maranghides, Ronald George Rehm
Wildfires that spread into wildland-urban interface (WUI) communities present a significant challenge on a number of fronts. In the United States the WUI accounts for a significant portion of wildfire suppression and risk mitigation costs. Research o ...