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11. Finite-element models of the National Fire Research Laboratory (NFRL)and modular support structure
Series: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR)
Report Number: 7886
Topic: Homeland Security and Disaster Resilience
Published: 10/26/2012
Author: Dat Duthinh
Abstract: This report documents the development of finite-element models (FEM) of the National Fire Research Laboratory (NFRL) and its modular support structure. The models enable a future user of the NFRL to add a potential test structure and perform thermal ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=912175

12. 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

13. 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

14. Resilience of the Built Environment: A White Paper
Topic: Homeland Security and Disaster Resilience
Published: 9/26/2011
Author: Therese P McAllister
Abstract: N/A
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=909745

15. Modeling and Simulation of Healthcare Systems for Homeland Security Applications
Series: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR)
Report Number: 7784
Topic: Homeland Security and Disaster Resilience
Published: 9/1/2011
Authors: Charles R. McLean, Yung-Tsun Tina Lee, Sanjay Jain, Charles W. Hutchings
Abstract: The purpose of this document is to provide a foundation for establishing a modeling and simulation technical interest group whose focus is information exchange on healthcare issues. The document defines an initial set of user/customer needs and syst ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=907712

16. 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

17. Disaster Resilience: A Guide to the Literature
Series: Special Publication (NIST SP)
Report Number: 1117
Topic: Homeland Security and Disaster Resilience
Published: 10/13/2010
Author: Stanley W Gilbert
Abstract: Although there is a great deal of high-quality information available on resilience-related topics hazard assessment, vulnerability assessment, risk assessment, risk management, and loss estimation as well as disaster resilience itself, there is no ce ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=906887

18. The Need for Behavioral Theory in Evacuation Modeling
Topic: Homeland Security and Disaster Resilience
Published: 2/1/2010
Authors: Erica D Kuligowski, Steve M.V. Gwynne
Abstract: This paper posits the need for comprehensive theories about human behavior in fire evacuations. These would be of value in and of themselves to improve training, education, and future data collection efforts, but would also allow for a complete behav ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=861543

19. Airtightness Evaluation of Shelter-in-Place Spaces for Protection Against Airborne Chembio Releases
Series: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR)
Report Number: 7546
Topic: Homeland Security and Disaster Resilience
Published: 10/15/2009
Authors: Andrew Keith Persily, Heather Davis, Steven J Emmerich, William S Dols
Abstract: Due to concerns about potential airborne chemical and biological releases in or near buildings, building owners and managers and other decision makers are faced with a number of options for increasing their building s level of protection against su ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=901117

20. Best Practice Guidelines for Structural Fire Resistance Design of Concrete and Steel Structures ** DRAFT FOR PUBLIC COMMENT (for Final Version see NIST TN 1681)**
Series: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR)
Report Number: 7570
Topic: Homeland Security and Disaster Resilience
Published: 2/4/2009
Author: Long Thanh Phan
Abstract: ** DRAFT FOR PUBLIC COMMENT (for Final Version see NIST TN 1681) ** This document is intended to provide practicing engineers and building code officials with a technical resource that contains the current best practice for fire-resistant design of ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=901463



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