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21. Structural Fire Response and Probable Collapse Sequence of World Trade Center Building 7 (Volume 2). Federal Building and Fire Safety Investigation of the World Trade Center Disaster (NIST NCSTAR 1-9) ***DRAFT for Public Comments***
Series: National Construction Safety Team Act Reports (NIST NCSTAR)
Report Number: 1-9
Published: 8/1/2008
Authors: Therese P McAllister, Richard George Gann, Jason D Averill, John L Gross, William L Grosshandler, James R. Lawson, Kevin B McGrattan, William M Pitts, Kuldeep R Prasad, Fahim Sadek, Harold E. Nelson
Abstract: This is the primary technical report on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) investigation of the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7 (WTC 7), conducted under the National Construction Safety Team Act. The investigation obj ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=909257

22. An Investigation of Extinguishment by Thermal Agents Using Detailed Chemical Modeling of Opposed Jet Diffusion Flames
Published: 3/3/2008
Authors: William M Pitts, Jiann C Yang, Rodney A Bryant, Linda G Blevins
Abstract: Detailed chemical kinetic modeling of methane planar opposed-jet laminar diffusion flames burning in air mixed with a variety of thermal agents is used to characterize their effects on maximum flame temperature and extinction behavior. The identific ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=861564

23. Ignition of Cellulosic Fuels by Heated and Radiative Surfaces (NIST TN 1481)
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1481
Published: 3/1/2007
Author: William M Pitts
Abstract: Experiments designed to characterize the ignition behavior of typical outdoor fuels by heated mufflers and catalytic converters found on outdoor power equipment are described. Ignition by direct contact with a heated surface and by radiation from a h ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=911663

24. Characterization and Identification of Super-Effective Thermal Fire Extinguishing Agents. Final Report. NGP Project 4C/1/890.
Series: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR)
Report Number: 1440
Published: 12/1/2006
Authors: William M Pitts, Rodney A Bryant, L G Blevins, M L Huber
Abstract: The use of halon 1301 for fire fighting is being phased out due to its deleterious effects on stratospheric ozone. This report summarizes the findings of a three-year study designed to characterize and identify super-effective thermal fire-fighting a ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=101076

25. Round Robin Study of Total Heat Flux Gauge Calibration at Fire Laboratories.
Report Number: 1031
Published: 9/1/2006
Authors: William M Pitts, A V Murthy, J L Deris, J R Filtz, K Nygard, D Smith, I Wetterlund
Abstract: Total heat flux gauges are widely employed in fire research and fire testing laboratories. Several fire laboratories have developed systems for calibrating these gauges. There are major differences between these calibration facilities, and prior to t ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=101316

26. Characterization and Identification of Super-Effective Thermal Fire Extinguishing Agents. Final Report. NGP Project 4C/1/890.
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1440
Published: 7/1/2006
Authors: William M Pitts, Jiann C Yang, Rodney A Bryant, L G. Blevins, Marcia L Huber
Abstract: The use of halon 1301 for fire fighting is being phased out due to its deleterious effects on stratospheric ozone. This report summarizes the findings of a three-year study designed to characterize and identify super-effective thermal fire-fighting a ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=916892

27. Reconstruction of the Fires in the World Trade Center Towers. Federal Building and Fire Safety Investigation of the World Trade Center Disaster (NIST NCSTAR 1-5)
Series: National Construction Safety Team Act Reports (NIST NCSTAR)
Report Number: 1-5
Published: 12/1/2005
Authors: Richard George Gann, Anthony P Hamins, Kevin B McGrattan, George William Mulholland, Harold E. Nelson, Thomas J. Ohlemiller, William M Pitts, Kuldeep R Prasad
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=101028

28. Visual Evidence, Damage Estimates, and Timeline Analysis (Appendices D-G) Federal Building and Fire Safety Investigation of the World Trade Center Disaster (NIST NCSTAR 1-5A)
Series: National Construction Safety Team Act Reports (NIST NCSTAR)
Report Number: 1-5
Published: 12/1/2005
Authors: William M Pitts, Kathryn M Butler, Valentine Junker
Abstract: This report summarizes the collection and analysis of visual material used for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) World Trade Center (WTC) Investigation. The task consisted of four major subtasks: 1) identification, collection, ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=101358

29. Visual Evidence, Damage Estimates, and Timeline Analysis (Appendices H-M). Federal Building and Fire Safety Investigation of the World Trade Center Disaster (NIST NCSTAR 1-5A)
Series: National Construction Safety Team Act Reports (NIST NCSTAR)
Report Number: 1-5
Published: 12/1/2005
Authors: William M Pitts, Kathryn M Butler, Valentine Junker
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=101359

30. Visual Evidence, Damage Estimates, and Timeline Analysis (Chapters 1-8) Federal Building and Fire Safety Investigation of the World Trade Center Disaster (NIST NCSTAR 1-5A)
Series: National Construction Safety Team Act Reports (NIST NCSTAR)
Report Number: 1-5
Published: 12/1/2005
Authors: William M Pitts, Kathryn M Butler, Valentine Junker
Abstract: This report summarizes the collection and analysis of visual material used for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) World Trade Center (WTC) Investigation. The task consisted of four major subtasks: 1) identification, collection, ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=101356



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