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1. 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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. Building Air Change Rate Estimates for CBR Analysis
Series: OTHER
Topic: Homeland Security and Disaster Resilience
Published: 9/15/2008
Author: Andrew Keith Persily
Abstract: Building air change rates impact energy consumption for space conditioning and indoor contaminant levels in relation to general indoor air quality issues as well as occupant exposure to airborne chemical, biological and radiological (CBR) agents. Wit ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=861623

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. Diesel Adsorption to PVC and Iron During Contaminated Water Flow and Flushing Tests
Series: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR)
Report Number: 7520
Topic: Homeland Security and Disaster Resilience
Published: 9/9/2008
Author: Mark A Kedzierski
Abstract: This paper provides aqueous diesel contamination and decontamination tests of a polyvinyl chloride (PVC) surface and an iron (Fe) surface.  A test apparatus designed for the purpose of studying adsorption of diesel from a flowing dilute diesel/w ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=861494

10. 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



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