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1. Thermal Exposure Sensor for Fire Fighters - Laboratory-Scale Performance Experiments
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1803
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 7/26/2016
Authors: Nelson P Bryner, Atul Deshmukh, John Casali, Jeff Lancaster, Roy A. McLane
Abstract: During structural fire fighting operations, fire fighters wear protective gear to insulate them from high temperature environments, including hot combustion gases, burning surfaces, and thermal radiation. Current turnout gear insulates the fir ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=913984

2. Thermal Exposure Sensor for Fire Fighters - full-Scale Performance Experiments
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1804
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 7/26/2016
Authors: Nelson P Bryner, Atul Deshmukh, John Casali, Jeff Lancaster, Roy A. McLane
Abstract: During structural fire fighting suppression operations, fire fighters wear protective gear to insulate them from the high temperature environment including hot combustion gases, burning surfaces, and thermal radiation. Current turnout gear i ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=913985

3. Laser Refractometer as a Transfer Standard of the Pascal
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 7/10/2016
Authors: Patrick F Egan, Jack A Stone Jr., Jacob E Ricker, Jay H Hendricks
Abstract: We have developed a new low pressure sensor which is based on the measurement of (nitrogen) gas refractivity inside a Fabry-Perot (FP) cavity. We compare pressure determinations via this laser refractometer to that of well-established ultrasonic mano ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=920182

4. Inspection of embedded internal features in additively manufactured metal parts using metrological x-ray computed tomography
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 6/30/2016
Authors: Felix Hoyean Kim, Herminso Villarraga-Gomez, Shawn P Moylan
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=921026

5. Collapse Prevention Seismic Performance Assessment of New Eccentrically Braced Frames using ASCE 41
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 6/15/2016
Authors: Matthew S Speicher, John L Harris
Abstract: This paper presents the results of a seismic performance assessment using ASCE 41-06 for six eccentrically braced frames (EBFs) designed in accordance with the 2012 International Building Code. The correlation between ASCE 7-10 and ASCE 41-06 is inve ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=918548

6. The performance of structural steel beams subject to a localized fire
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 6/8/2016
Authors: Lisa Yong yae Choe, Selvarajah Ramesh, Chao Zhang, John L Gross
Abstract: This paper presents the results from the open flame, localized fire tests conducted on the 6.17-m long, simply supported W16×26 beam specimens. The cross sections at midspan (i.e. expected plastic hinge zone) of the beam specimen directly exposed ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=920583

7. An Improved Method Of Modeling Infiltration In Commercial Building Energy Models
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 6/1/2016
Authors: Lisa C Ng, Steven J Emmerich, Andrew Keith Persily
Abstract: Different strategies for improving building envelope thermal performance are being implemented in commercial building design and construction as well as being incorporated into ASHRAE standards and other design requirements. The energy impacts of uni ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=915966

8. Calibration of rheometers for cementitious materials
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 5/16/2016
Authors: Chiara F Ferraris, Nicos Martys, William L George, Edward Joseph Garboczi, Alex Olivas
Abstract: The calibration of rheometers to determine the rheological properties of cement based materials ranging from cement paste to concrete cannot be done using standard oils as they are cost prohibitive and do not possess sufficient granularity to test sl ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=919897

9. Comparison measurements of low-pressure between a laser refractometer and ultrasonic manometer
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 5/13/2016
Authors: Patrick F Egan, Jack A Stone Jr., Jacob E Ricker, Jay H Hendricks
Abstract: We have developed a new low-pressure sensor which is based on the measurement of (nitrogen) gas refractivity inside a Fabry-Perot (FP) cavity. We compare pressure determinations via this laser refractometer to that of well-established ultrasonic man ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=920466

10. Challenges in the Development of Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality Standards: The Story of ASHRAE Standard 62
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 5/2/2016
Author: Andrew Keith Persily
Abstract: Building ventilation has long been recognized for its role in occupant health, comfort and productivity, with some of the first recommendations on building ventilation rates published in the 19th century. These recommendations were transformed into m ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=917867



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