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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. 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. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. Performance of Physical Structures in Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita: A Reconnaissance Report (NIST TN 1476)
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1476
Topic: Homeland Security and Disaster Resilience
Published: 6/30/2006
Authors: Stephen A Cauffman, Long Thanh Phan, Fahim Sadek, William P. Fritz, Dat Duthinh, Walter J. Rossiter Jr
Abstract: This is the final report on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) led-reconnaissance to assess the performance of physical structures during Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita. The report describes the environmental conditions ( ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=908281

10. 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



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