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1. A Simple Means for Reducing the Risk of Progressive Collapse
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. 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

3. 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

4. Characterizing the thermal effects of High Energy Arc Faults
Topic: Homeland Security and Disaster Resilience
Published: 12/1/2015
Authors: Anthony D Putorti Jr., Nicholas Melly, Scott D Bareham, Joseph E Praydis
Abstract: International and domestic operating experience involving High Energy Arc Faults (HEAF) in Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) electrical power systems have demonstrated the potential to cause extensive damage to electrical components and distribution system ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=919048

5. 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

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. 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

8. 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

9. 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

10. Firebrand Production from Building Components Fitted with Siding Treatments
Topic: Homeland Security and Disaster Resilience
Published: 2/1/2016
Authors: Samuel L Manzello, Sayaka Suzuki
Abstract: Firebrand production from real-scale building components under well-controlled laboratory conditions was investigated. Re-entrant corner assemblies were ignited and during the combustion process, firebrands were collected to determine the size/mas ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=918590



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