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1. Numerical Simulations of Gas-Phase Interactions of Phosphorus-Containing Compounds with Cup-Burner Flames
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 10/5/2015
Authors: Gregory T Linteris, Fumiaki Takahashi, Viswanath R Katta, Valeri Ivan Babushok
Abstract: Computation has been performed for a methane-air co-flow diffusion flame, in the cup-burner configuration, with a phosphorus- containing compound (PCC), dimethyl methylphosphonate (DMMP) or phosphoric acid, added to the oxidizer stream. The time- ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=917847

2. Validation of Fire Models Applied to Nuclear Power Plant Safety
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 9/1/2015
Authors: Kevin B McGrattan, Richard D Peacock, Kristopher J Overholt
Abstract: The paper highlights key components of a fire model validation study conducted by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Electric Power Research Institute. These include the selection of fire phenomena of interest to nuclear power plant saf ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=916446

3. Modeling Particle Resuspension for Estimating Exposure to Bacillus Spores
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1841
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 6/11/2015
Authors: William S Dols, Andrew Keith Persily
Abstract: A key challenge in assessing the risks of low level contaminations following biological threat agent releases, and subsequent decontamination, is developing an understanding of and addressing the potential for airborne resuspension of agents that ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=916062

4. Experimental and Modeling Study of Thermal Exposure of a Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 6/10/2015
Authors: Michelle K Donnelly, Jiann C Yang
Abstract: An experimental apparatus designed to study firefighter turnout gears exposed to a thermal environment was developed. The apparatus consisted of an elevated temperature flow loop with the ability to heat the air stream up to 200 ºC. The thermal a ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=915557

5. IAQ and Energy Impacts of Ventilation and Source Control in a Big Box Retail Building
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 6/10/2015
Authors: Lisa C Ng, Andrew Keith Persily, Steven J Emmerich
Abstract: Heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in buildings are designed to provide thermally comfortable conditions and to maintain acceptable indoor air quality (IAQ). At the same time, the operating costs of HVAC systems are often a lar ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=917842

6. Development of Standardized Cooking Fires for Evaluation of Prevention Technologies: Data Analysis
Series: Grant/Contract Reports (NISTGCR)
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 5/27/2015
Authors: Joshua Dinaburg, daniel gottuck
Abstract: Beginning in 2010, the Foundation began a program to review the potential effectiveness of various technologies potentially capable of preventing cooking range top fires. A workshop conducted as part of that project considered the emergence of comm ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=918736

7. Indoor Air Quality in High-Performing Building Case Studies: Got Data?
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 5/12/2015
Authors: Kevin Yale Teichman, Andrew Keith Persily, Steven J Emmerich
Abstract: In this paper, we review how indoor air quality (IAQ) has been addressed in case studies of high-performing buildings (HPBs), specifically the case studies described in ASHRAE‰s ,High Performing BuildingsŠ magazine. We find that nearly all of the re ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=916477

8. Summary of Workshop for Fire-Structure Interaction and Large Outdoor Fires Operation Tomodachi: Fire Research
Series: Special Publication (NIST SP)
Report Number: 1189
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 5/7/2015
Authors: Samuel L Manzello, Sayaka Suzuki
Abstract: NIST‰s Engineering Laboratory (EL-NIST) hosted ,Operation Tomodachi ‹ Fire ResearchŠ on March 16-18, 2015 in Gaithersburg, MD USA. Tomodachi means friendship in Japanese. This workshop was organized by Dr. Samuel L. Manzello of EL-NIST in par ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=918364

9. Research Needs to Advance Concrete Pumping Technology
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1866
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 4/10/2015
Authors: Chiara F Ferraris, Nicos Martys, Myoungsung Choi, Van Bui, Trey Hamilton, Didier Lootens
Abstract: With the increasing use of pumping to place concrete, the development and refinement of the industry practice to ensure successful concrete pumping is becoming an important need for the concrete construction industry. To date, research on concret ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=916377

10. Compact Nano-Mechanical Plasmonic Phase Modulators
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 4/1/2015
Authors: Brian Scott Dennis, Michael Haftel, David Czaplewski, Daniel Lopez, Girsh Blumberg, Vladimir A Aksyuk
Abstract: The miniaturization of photonic devices is fundamentally limited by the index of refraction of the constituent materials if light is confined in dielectric nanostructures. By coupling electromagnetic fields to metal‰s free electrons plasmonic devices ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=917155



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