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21. Response to Comments on the National Institute of Standards and Technology Investigation of the 2001 World Trade Center Fires
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 4/15/2014
Authors: Richard George Gann, Anthony P Hamins, Therese P McAllister, Kevin B McGrattan, William M Pitts, Kuldeep R Prasad
Abstract: The editor of a special issue of Fire Technology invited the NIST authors to address the NIST Investigation of the WTC disaster and associated practice and research progress in the 10 years since then. The three published papers are a summary of th ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=915503

22. A Quantitative Study of Nanoparticle Release from Nanocoatings Exposed to UV Radiation
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 4/7/2014
Authors: Li Piin Sung, Deborah L Stanley, Justin M Gorham, Savelas A Rabb, Xiaohong Gu, Lee Lijian Yu, Tinh Nguyen
Abstract: Nanoparticles are increasingly used in polymer coatings (i.e., nanocoatings) to improve multiple properties of traditional coatings such as mechanical, electrical, gas barrier, and UV resistance. These high performance nanocoatings are often used in ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=915497

23. Evaluating Building Ventilation Strategies Using Newly-Developed TRNSYS/CONTAM Simulation Capabilities
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 4/3/2014
Authors: William S Dols, Steven J Emmerich, Brian J Polidoro
Abstract: Building energy analysis tools are available in many forms that provide the ability to address a broad spectrum of energy-related issues in various combinations. Often these tools operate in isolation from one another, making it difficult to evaluate ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=915154

24. Robustness Assessment of RC Frame Buildings under Column Loss Scenarios
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 4/3/2014
Authors: Yihai Bao, Joseph A Main, Hai Sang Lew, Fahim Sadek
Abstract: A computational assessment of the robustness of reinforced concrete (RC) building structures under column loss scenarios is presented. A reduced-order modeling approach is presented for three-dimensional RC framing systems, including the floor slab, ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=915189

25. Areas of the U.S. wildland‹urban interface threatened by wildfire during the 2001‹2010 decade
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 4/1/2014
Authors: Douglas S Thomas, David T Butry
Abstract: The wildland‹urban interface (WUI) is defined in terms of housing density and proximity to wildlands, yet its relevance seems to be only in conjunction with wildland fire threats. The objective of this paper is to (1) identify the WUI areas threatene ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=906758

26. Analysis of U.S Commercial Building Envelope Air Leakage Database to Support Sustainable Building Design
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 3/26/2014
Authors: Steven J Emmerich, Andrew Keith Persily
Abstract: In 1998, NIST published a review of commercial and institutional building airtightness data that found significant levels of air leakage and debunked the myth of the airtight commercial building (Persily 1998). Since then, NIST has expanded and maint ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=914293

27. Consideration of Envelope Airtightness in Modelling Commercial Building Energy Consumption
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 3/26/2014
Authors: Lisa C Ng, Andrew Keith Persily, Steven J Emmerich
Abstract: As strategies for improving building envelope and HVAC equipment efficiencies are increasingly required to reduce building energy use, a greater percentage of energy loss will occur through building envelope leakage. Although the energy impacts of un ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=914290

28. Final Report, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Technical Investigation of the May 22, 2011, Tornado in Joplin, Missouri
Series: National Construction Safety Team Act Reports (NIST NCSTAR)
Report Number: 3
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 3/26/2014
Authors: Erica D Kuligowski, Franklin T Lombardo, Long Thanh Phan, Marc L Levitan, David P. Jorgensen
Abstract: This is the final report of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) investigation of the May 22, 2011 tornado in Joplin, Missouri, conducted under the National Construction Safety Team Act. This report describes the wind field of th ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=915628

29. Modeling of moment connections for structural fire analyses
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 3/25/2014
Authors: Mina Samir Seif, Therese P McAllister, Joseph A Main, William E Luecke
Abstract: Performance-based methodologies to evaluate the fire performance of structures are needed to move beyond the prescriptive procedures presently in use, which cannot be used to determine actual structural performance in fire. Analytical methods are nee ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=915309

30. High Pressure Release and Dispersion of Hydrogen in a Partially Enclosed Compartment : Effect of Natural and Forced Ventilation
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 3/14/2014
Author: Kuldeep R Prasad
Abstract: The study of compressed hydrogen releases from high-pressure storage systems has practical application for hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. Such releases may occur either due to accidental damage to a storage tank, connecting piping, or due to ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=913815



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