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1. Response to ,Comments on the National Institute of Standards and Technology Investigation of the 2001 World Trade Center FiresŠ
Published: 4/15/2014
Authors: Richard George Gann, Anthony P Hamins, Therese P McAllister, Kevin B McGrattan, William M Pitts, Kuldeep R Prasad
Abstract: The editor of a special issue of Fire Technology invited the NIST authors to address the NIST Investigation of the WTC disaster and associated practice and research progress in the 10 years since then. The three published papers are a summary of th ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=915503

2. The Performance of Essential Facilities in Superstorm Sandy
Published: 4/4/2014
Author: Therese P McAllister
Abstract: Superstorm Sandy affected the functionality of a number of essential buildings and facilities in the flooded areas of New York and New Jersey. The flood elevations exceeded design-level floods in many locations, as defined by FIRM maps and codes and ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=915177

3. Modeling of moment connections for structural fire analyses
Published: 3/25/2014
Authors: Mina Samir Seif, Therese P McAllister, Joseph A Main, William E Luecke
Abstract: Performance-based methodologies to evaluate the fire performance of structures are needed to move beyond the prescriptive procedures presently in use, which cannot be used to determine actual structural performance in fire. Analytical methods are nee ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=915309

4. Sensitivity of composite floor system response at elevated temperatures to structural features
Published: 1/1/2014
Author: Therese P McAllister
Abstract: The sensitivity of composite floor system response at elevated temperatures to variations in structural features is examined. Four structural features were varied between two values or conditions, based on a recommendation from the NIST investigation ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=912831

5. Structural Design for Disaster Resilience
Published: 10/28/2013
Authors: Fahim Sadek, Joseph A Main, John L Gross, Therese P McAllister
Abstract: This paper presents a brief overview of research at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on disaster resilience of buildings, infrastructure, and communities, including component programs and projects. NIST‰s efforts aim at deve ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=914256

6. Lateral torsional buckling of steel W-beams subjected to localized fires
Published: 9/1/2013
Authors: Chao Zhang, John L Gross, Therese P McAllister
Abstract: Current design approaches to assess the lateral torsional buckling capacity of steel beams in fire are based on the assumption of uniform steel temperature. This paper investigates the effect of temperature gradients on the lateral torsional buckling ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=913504

7. Structural design for fire conditions: reliability-based resistance criteria
Published: 5/4/2013
Authors: Therese P McAllister, Bruce Ellingwood
Abstract: The new paradigm of performance-based fire engineering (PBFE), with its systematic approach to identifying building performance objectives, quantitative structural analysis to verify that these objectives have been achieved, and management of uncerta ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=913193

8. Cross-sectional stability of wide flange structural steel columns at elevated temperatures
Published: 5/1/2013
Authors: Mina Samir Seif, Therese P McAllister
Abstract: There is a lack of understanding of how structural systems perform under realistic, uncontrolled fires. Fire protection of steel structures is usually provided through prescriptive requirements. The development of performance-based standards and ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=912133

9. Performance of Steel Shear Tab Connections at Elevated Temperatures
Published: 4/16/2013
Authors: Mina Samir Seif, Joseph A Main, Therese P McAllister
Abstract: At the present time, there is a lack of understanding of the performance of structures as complete systems under extreme loading conditions such as realistic, uncontrolled fires. Current specifications for the design of steel structures in the U.S. d ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=913531

10. Developing Guidelines and Standards for Disaster Resilience of the Built Environment: A Research Needs Assessment (NIST TN 1795)
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1795
Published: 3/20/2013
Author: Therese P McAllister
Abstract: Two national workshops were convened in 2011 to assist NIST with identifying critical gaps and needs in tools and metrics for assessing the resilience of the built environment. The Resilience Roundtable convened invited leaders from engineering pra ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=912299



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