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1. Summary of Workshop for Fire-Structure Interaction and Large Outdoor Fires Operation Tomodachi: Fire Research
Series: Special Publication (NIST SP)
Report Number: 1189
Topic: Homeland Security and Disaster Resilience
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

2. Experimental Study of Firebrand Transport
Topic: Homeland Security and Disaster Resilience
Published: 6/1/2014
Authors: Samuel L Manzello, Kuibin Zhou, Sayaka Suzuki
Abstract: The NIST Firebrand Generator (NIST Dragon) has been used to quantify the vulnerability of structures to ignition by firebrand attack. The Firebrand Generator is also as useful device to study firebrand transport, and has been used to validate fire ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=914966

3. Exposing Decking Assemblies to Continuous Wind-Driven Firebrand Showers
Topic: Homeland Security and Disaster Resilience
Published: 6/1/2014
Authors: Samuel L Manzello, Sayaka Suzuki
Abstract: A series of experiments were conducted to examine potential vulnerabilities of wood decks to continuous, wind-driven firebrand showers. Sections of wood decks (1.2 m by 1.2 m) were constructed and attached to a re-entrant corner assembly. The d ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=913383

4. A Simple Method to Enhance Catenary Action Development in Beams of RC Frame Structures
Topic: Homeland Security and Disaster Resilience
Published: 12/1/2013
Authors: Yihai Bao, Hai Sang Lew, Fahim Sadek, Joseph A Main
Abstract: A simple debonding technique is proposed to reduce or eliminate strain localization in reinforcing bars in the region of wide flexural cracks in RC beams, and as a result enhance the resistance of RC buildings to disproportionate collapse. In this st ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=914051

5. Wildland-Urban Interface Fire Research Needs- Summary Report
Series: Special Publication (NIST SP)
Report Number: 1150
Topic: Homeland Security and Disaster Resilience
Published: 5/14/2013
Authors: Nelson P Bryner, Erik L Johnsson
Abstract: In response to the increasing losses due to WUI fires and to ensure that measurement science keeps pace with needed improvements in materials, fire-resistant design, mitigation response, and building and fire codes, NIST sponsored the Workshop ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=913016

6. Development and Characterization of Continuous Feed Firebrand Generator
Topic: Homeland Security and Disaster Resilience
Published: 5/6/2013
Authors: Samuel L Manzello, Sayaka Suzuki
Abstract: Evidence suggests that wind driven firebrand showers are a major cause of structural ignition in Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) fires. While firebrands have been researched for over four decades, prior studies have focused mainly on how far firebra ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=913581

7. Structural design for fire conditions: reliability-based resistance criteria
Topic: Homeland Security and Disaster Resilience
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 structural steel at elevated temperatures
Topic: Homeland Security and Disaster Resilience
Published: 4/19/2012
Authors: Therese P McAllister, Mina Samir Seif
Abstract: There is a lack of understanding of how structural systems perform under realistic, uncontrolled fires. Current specifications for the design of steel structures in the US do not include fire effects as part of structural design. Instead, fire pr ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=910610

9. The new and improved NIST Dragon‰s LAIR (Lofting and Ignition Research) Facility: Coupling the Reduced Scale Continuous Feed Firebrand Generator to Bench Scale Wind Tunnel
Topic: Homeland Security and Disaster Resilience
Published: 10/12/2011
Authors: Samuel L Manzello, Sayaka S. Suzuki
Abstract: The present investigation was undertaken to construct a new and improved Dragon‰s LAIR facility. This entailed removing the NIST Baby Dragon from the wind tunnel facility and inserting the new and improved NIST continuous feed Baby Dragon. The uni ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=908445

10. An Introduction to the CFD Capabilities in CONTAM 3.0
Topic: Homeland Security and Disaster Resilience
Published: 11/4/2010
Authors: Wang Liangzhu, William S Dols, Qingyan Chen
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=905230



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