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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. Fire Model Validation ‹ Eight Lessons Learned
Published: 3/6/2014
Authors: Kevin B McGrattan, Richard D Peacock, Kristopher J Overholt
Abstract: This paper provides a summary of a decade-long effort to verify and validate a variety of different fire models used in the commercial nuclear industry. The lessons learned apply to any industry in which fire models are used in a regulatory context ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=914868

3. Fire Dynamics Simulator Users Guide, Sixth Edition
Series: Special Publication (NIST SP)
Report Number: 1019
Published: 11/4/2013
Authors: Kevin B McGrattan, Randall Joseph McDermott, Craig G Weinschenk, Glenn P Forney
Abstract: This Guide describes how to use the Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS), a software package used to simulate the impact of fire on buildings.
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=913619

4. Fire Dynamics Simulator, Technical Reference Guide, Sixth Edition
Series: Special Publication (NIST SP)
Report Number: 1018
Published: 11/4/2013
Authors: Kevin B McGrattan, Randall Joseph McDermott, Craig G Weinschenk, Glenn P Forney
Abstract: This document provides the theoretical basis for the Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS), following the general framework set forth in the ,Standard Guide for Evaluating the Predictive Capability of Deterministic Fire Models,Š ASTM E 1355. It is a four v ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=913618

5. Cable Heat Release, Ignition, and Spread in Tray Installations During Fire (CHRISTIFIRE) Phase 2: Vertical Shafts and Corridors
Published: 9/2/2013
Authors: Kevin B McGrattan, Scott D Bareham
Abstract: This report documents the second phase of a multi-year program called CHRISTIFIRE (Cable Heat Release, Ignition, and Spread in Tray Installations during Fire). The overall goal of the program is to quantify the burning characteristics of grouped e ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=913000

6. Applications of Heat Transfer Fundamentals to Fire Modeling
Published: 6/25/2013
Authors: Ofodike A. Ezekoye, M J Hurley, Jose L. Torero, Kevin B McGrattan
Abstract: The fire industry relies on fire engineers and scientists to develop materials and technologies used to either resist, detect, or suppress fire. While combustion processes are the drivers for what might be considered to be fire phenomena, it is hea ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=913382

7. Reconstruction of the Thermal Environment in the Tall World Trade Center Buildings
Published: 1/11/2013
Authors: Richard George Gann, Anthony P Hamins, Kevin B McGrattan, Thomas J. Ohlemiller, Kuldeep R Prasad, William M Pitts, Harold E Nelson
Abstract: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) conducted an extensive investigation of the collapse of the three tall World Trade Center (WTC) buildings. This paper describes the reconstruction of the fires, the thermal environment they c ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=910063

8. Nuclear Power Plant Fire Modeling Application Guide
Published: 11/5/2012
Authors: Jason Dreisbach, Kevin B McGrattan, Richard D Peacock
Abstract: This report provides guidance on the use of fire models for analysis of nuclear power plant fire protection issues.
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=904613

9. Cable Heat Release, Ignition, and Spread in Tray Installations during Fire (CHRISTIFIRE): Phase 1 - Horizontal Trays
Published: 7/11/2012
Authors: Kevin B McGrattan, Andrew J. Lock, Nathan D Marsh, Marc R. Nyden
Abstract: This report documents the first phase of a multi-year program called CHRISTIFIRE (Cable Heat Release, Ignition, and Spread in Tray Installations during Fire). The overall goal of the program is to quantify the burning characteristics of grouped elect ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=905788

10. Verification and Validation Process of a Fire Model
Published: 6/18/2012
Authors: Kevin B McGrattan, Simo A Hostikka
Abstract: Fire simulation tools are used frequently in the fire safety assessment of nuclear and other industrial installations. They are also used in the context of probabilistic fire risk assessment as deterministic models providing the relation between the ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=910622



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