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1. The Performance of Essential Facilities in Superstorm Sandy
Topic: Homeland Security and Disaster Resilience
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

2. 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

3. Structural Design for Disaster Resilience
Topic: Homeland Security and 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

4. Test Report-Exposure and Ambient dose Equivalent Rate Measurements in Support of the ITRAP+10 Testing
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1800
Topic: Homeland Security and Disaster Resilience
Published: 8/1/2013
Authors: Leticia S Pibida, Ronaldo Minniti, Larry Lee Lucas, C Michelle O'Brien
Abstract: In this work we studied the response of two different Victoreen® instruments as a function of the exposure rate, the instrument orientation and photon energy. The rate dependence for both instruments is of the order of 8 % over the range of expos ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=913883

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. 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
Topic: Homeland Security and Disaster Resilience
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

9. Neutron Test Results of Preliminary Measurements and Calculations Using a Handheld Instrument
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1788
Topic: Homeland Security and Disaster Resilience
Published: 3/18/2013
Authors: Leticia S Pibida, Craig Heimbach, Bruce R Norman, Alan K Thompson, Maynard S Dewey
Abstract: Initial neutron measurements and calculations were performed to investigate the response of handheld radionuclide identifiers (RIDs) to neutron sources with different moderators/scattering conditions
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=913333

10. Practical Considerations for Implementing Homeland Security Models & Simulations
Topic: Homeland Security and Disaster Resilience
Published: 12/1/2012
Authors: Charles W. Hutchings, Sanjay Jain, Yung-Tsun Tina Lee, Charles McLean
Abstract: Modeling and simulation (M&S) capabilities support reasoning in many domains and can provide powerful tools for homeland security analytical needs. For example, these capabilities are particularly valuable in exploring systems which are inaccessible ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=912379



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