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11. Amplifier and Transistor Noise-Parameter Measurements
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 10/1/2014
Author: James Paul Randa
Abstract: Methods for measuring the noise parameters of amplifiers and on-wafer transistors are reviewed. After some preliminary background information and conventions, noise parameters are defined and the most common measurement strategies are presented, bot ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=915122

12. Structural Design for Fire: A Survey of Building Codes and Standards
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1842
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 10/1/2014
Author: Dat Duthinh
Abstract: This document is a critical assessment of building codes and standards pertaining to structural design for fire from the United States, Canada, European Union members, Japan, New Zealand and Australia. These countries were selected because of their ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=915428

13. Movement on Stairs During Building Evacuations
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1839
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 9/25/2014
Authors: Erica D Kuligowski, Richard D Peacock, Paul A Reneke, Emily A. Wiess, Jason D Averill, Robert Charles Hagwood, Enrico Ronchi, Bryan Hoskins, Michael Spearpoint
Abstract: The time that it takes an occupant population to reach safety when descending a stairwell during building evacuations is typically described by measureable engineering variables such as stairwell geometry, speed, density, and pre-evacuation delay ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=914576

14. Potential Research Areas in Residential Energy Storage for NIST‰s Engineering Laboratory
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1844
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 9/25/2014
Authors: Mark A Kedzierski, William V Payne, Harrison M Skye
Abstract: This paper recommends research that is required to develop and, thus, enable cost effective, residential electricity storage systems for renewable energy. As residential electricity generation from renewable sources becomes more prevalent, resid ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=917058

15. White Paper on Fire Behavior of Steel Structures
Series: Grant/Contract Reports (NISTGCR)
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 9/18/2014
Authors: Maria Garlock, Jo? Kruppa, Guo-Qiang Li, Li, Bin Zhao
Abstract: This white paper presents the state-of-the-art of large-scale experiments, modeling, and performance-based design efforts in fire behavior of steel structures
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=917270

16. White Paper on Fire Resistance of Concrete Structures
Series: Grant/Contract Reports (NISTGCR)
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 9/18/2014
Authors: Luke Bisby, Hossein Mostafaei, Pierre Pimienta
Abstract: This white paper presents the current, international, state-of-the-art large-scale experimental, modeling, and performance-based design (PBD) efforts related to structural fire resistance of concrete structures. The paper addresses these topics wit ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=917269

17. White Paper on Fire Resistance of Timber Structures
Series: Grant/Contract Reports (NISTGCR)
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 9/18/2014
Authors: Andrew Buchanan, Birgit SP Wood Technology, Sweden ¿tman, Andrea Frangi
Abstract: Fire resistance of timber structures is a very large field. In order to keep this document relatively small, the scope of is limited as follows: , This report attempts to define a Performance-Based framework for the fire safety design of multi-sto ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=917273

18. ,It just hit right then, and everything started flyingŠ: Lessons learned from the May 22, 2011 Joplin, MO tornado
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 9/1/2014
Authors: Erica D Kuligowski, Frank Lombardo, Long Thanh Phan, David P. Jorgensen
Abstract: N/A
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=916380

19. Effect of Ozonation on Fungal Resistance of Bamboo and Oak
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 8/15/2014
Authors: Chi Hoang, Tinh T. Nguyen, Deborah L Stanley, Andrew Keith Persily, Richard Cosi
Abstract: Wood is gaining increased interest as a renewable building material. However, color changes, chemical and microbiological degradation can occur when lignocellulosic materials are exposed to environmental stressors such as ozone and elevated humidity. ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=911901

20. Infiltration in energy modeling: a simple equation made better
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 8/8/2014
Authors: Lisa C Ng, Andrew Keith Persily, Steven J Emmerich
Abstract: As building envelope performance and HVAC equipment efficiencies continue to be improved to reduce building energy use, a greater percentage of the total energy loss of a building can occur through envelope leakage. Although the energy impacts of uni ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=916076



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