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1. Reducing the Risk of Fire in Buildings and Communities
Published: 1/1/2014
Authors: Anthony P Hamins, Jason D Averill, Nelson P Bryner, David T Butry, Richard George Gann, Rick D Davis, Daniel Madrzykowski, Alexander Maranghides, Jiann C Yang, Matthew F Bundy, Samuel L Manzello, Jeffrey W Gilman, Francine K. Amon, William E. Mell
Abstract: Fire costs and losses are a significant life safety and economic burden on society comprising about two percent of the United States gross domestic product. This paper presents the results of a roadmap developed by the National Institute of Standar ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=913244

2. A Case Study of a Community Affected by the Witch and Guejito Fires: Report #2 ‹ Evaluating the Effects of Hazard Mitigation Actions on Structure Ignitions
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1796
Published: 6/5/2013
Authors: Alexander Maranghides, Derek McNamara, William Mell, Jason Trook, Blaza Toman
Abstract: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has a suite of research projects addressing risk reduction in Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) communities. The NIST WUI Team was invited by CAL FIRE to collect post incident data from the ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=913155

3. Framework for Addressing the National Wildland Urban Interface Fire Problem--Determining Fire and Ember Exposure Zones Using a WUI Hazard Scale (NISTTN 1748)
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1748
Published: 1/14/2013
Authors: Alexander Maranghides, William Mell
Abstract: WUI fires offer a unique challenge to the fire fighting and fire protection engineering communities. The scale of the events can be vast, spanning in many cases over 100,000 acres (40,000 ha) and the number of structures involved can range into t ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=910443

4. Strategic Roadmap for Fire Risk Reduction in Buildings and Communities
Series: Special Publication (NIST SP)
Report Number: 1130
Published: 4/18/2012
Authors: Anthony P Hamins, Jason D Averill, Richard George Gann, Nelson P Bryner, Rick D Davis, David T Butry, Alexander Maranghides, Jiann C Yang, Daniel Madrzykowski, Matthew F Bundy, Samuel L Manzello, Jeffrey W Gilman, Francine K. Amon, William E. Mell
Abstract: The burden of fire on the U.S. economy continues to be large, comprising approximately $280 billion annually, or 2 percent of GDP. Over the last 30 years, civilian fire deaths and injuries have decreased due to the efforts of many people and org ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=909653

5. Initial Reconnaissance of the 2011 Wildland-Urban Interfaces Fires in Amarillo, Texas
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1708
Published: 7/28/2011
Authors: Alexander Maranghides, William Mell, Karen Ridenour, Derek McNamara
Abstract: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is working to reduce the risk of fire spread in Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) communities. An objective of this work is to develop first generation tools for improved risk assessment and risk ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=908719

6. The wildland-urban interface fire problem - Current approaches and Research Needs
Published: 3/1/2010
Authors: William E. Mell, Samuel L Manzello, Alexander Maranghides, David T Butry, Ronald George Rehm
Abstract: Wildfires that spread into wildland-urban interface (WUI) communities present significant challenges on a number of fronts. In the United States the WUI accounts for a significant portion of wildland fire suppression and wildland fuel treatment costs ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=902804

7. A Case Study of a Community Affected by the Witch and Guejito Fires (NIST TN 1635)
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1635
Published: 4/30/2009
Authors: Alexander Maranghides, William E. Mell
Abstract: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has a Reduced Risk of Fire Spread in Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) Communities research program. The program objective is to develop, by the end of FY2013 first generation tools for improved ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=902864

8. On the Development and Characterization of a Firebrand Generator
Published: 5/1/2008
Authors: Samuel L Manzello, John R Shields, Thomas George Cleary, Alexander Maranghides, William E. Mell, Jiann C Yang, Yoshihiko Hayashi, Daisaku Nii, Tsuyoshi Kurita
Abstract: A unique experimental apparatus has been constructed in order to generate a controlled and repeatable size and mass distribution of glowing firebrands. The present study reports on a series of experiments conducted in order to characterize the perfor ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=911535

9. On the Development and Characterization of a Firebrand Generator
Published: 5/1/2008
Authors: Samuel L Manzello, John R Shields, Thomas George Cleary, Alexander Maranghides, William E. Mell, Yoshihiko Hayashi, Daisaku Nii, Tsuyoshi Kurita
Abstract: An experimental apparatus has been constructed in order to generate a controlled and repeatable size and mass distribution of glowing firebrands. The present study reports on a series of experiments conducted in order to characterize the performance ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=861423

10. Energy Balance in a Large Compartment Fire
Published: 4/1/2008
Authors: Anthony P Hamins, Erik L Johnsson, Alexander Maranghides
Abstract: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) are collaborating to assess and validate fire computer codes for nuclear power plant applications. This evaluation is being conducted through a seri ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=101096



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