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21. Millimeter-Wave Near-Field Measurements Using Coordinated Robotics
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 10/29/2015
Authors: Joshua A Gordon, David R Novotny, Michael H Francis, Ronald Curtis Wittmann, Alexandra E Curtin, Miranda Leigh Butler, Jeffrey R Guerrieri
Abstract: The National Institute of Standards and Tech- nology (NIST) recently developed a new robotic scan- ning system for performing near-field measurements at millimeter-wave frequencies above 100 GHz, the CROMMA (Configurable Robotic Millimeter-Wave A ...

22. Enforcing realizability in explicit multi-component species transport
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 10/5/2015
Authors: Randall Joseph McDermott, Kevin B McGrattan, Jason Floyd
Abstract: A strategy is proposed to guarantee realizability of species mass fractions in explicit time integration of the partial differential equations governing fire dynamics, which is multi-component transport problem. For a mixture of $n$ species, the c ...

23. Numerical Simulations of Gas-Phase Interactions of Phosphorus-Containing Compounds with Cup-Burner Flames
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 10/5/2015
Authors: Gregory T Linteris, Fumiaki Takahashi, Viswanath R Katta, Valeri Ivan Babushok
Abstract: Computation has been performed for a methane-air co-flow diffusion flame, in the cup-burner configuration, with a phosphorus- containing compound (PCC), dimethyl methylphosphonate (DMMP) or phosphoric acid, added to the oxidizer stream. The time- ...

24. Infiltration and Ventilation in a Very Tight Home
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 9/23/2015
Authors: Lisa C Ng, Andrew Keith Persily, Steven J Emmerich
Abstract: The Net Zero Energy Residential Test Facility (NZERTF) was constructed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to support the development and adoption of cost-effective net zero energy designs and technologies. Key design objecti ...

25. CONTAM User Guide and Program Documentation Version 3.2
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1887
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 9/4/2015
Authors: William S Dols, Brian J Polidoro
Abstract: This manual describes the computer program CONTAM version 3.2 developed by NIST. CONTAM is a multizone indoor air quality and ventilation analysis program designed to help you determine: airflow rates and pressures ‹ infiltration, exfiltration, and r ...

26. Validation of Fire Models Applied to Nuclear Power Plant Safety
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 9/1/2015
Authors: Kevin B McGrattan, Richard D Peacock, Kristopher J Overholt
Abstract: The paper highlights key components of a fire model validation study conducted by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Electric Power Research Institute. These include the selection of fire phenomena of interest to nuclear power plant saf ...

27. Re-Certification of SRM 2492: Bingham Paste Mixture for Rheological Measurements
Series: Special Publication (NIST SP)
Report Number: 260-182
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 8/25/2015
Authors: Chiara F Ferraris, Alex Olivas, William F Guthrie, Blaza Toman
Abstract: Rheological measurements are often performed using a rotational rheometer. In this type of rheometer, the tested fluid is sheared between two surfaces, one of which is rotating [1]. Usually, an angular velocity is imposed on the fluid (through the ro ...

28. Diffraction limited focusing and directing of gap plasmons by a metal-dielectric-metal lens
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 8/24/2015
Authors: Brian Scott Dennis, David Czaplewski, Michael Haftel, Daniel Lopez, Girsh Blumberg, Vladimir A Aksyuk
Abstract: Passive optical elements can play key roles in photonic applications such as plasmonic integrated circuits. Here we experimentally demonstrate passive gap-plasmon focusing and directing in two-dimensions. This is accomplished using a high numerical-a ...

29. Performance of a dual Fabry-Perot cavity refractometer
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 8/18/2015
Authors: Patrick F Egan, Jack A Stone Jr., Jay H Hendricks, Jacob E Ricker, Gregory E Scace, Gregory F Strouse
Abstract: We have built and characterized a refractometer that utilizes two Fabry-Perot cavities formed on a dimensionally stable spacer. In the typical mode of operation, one cavity is held at vacuum and the other cavity is filled with nitrogen gas. The dif ...

30. Using the Amplitude Variation of a Reverberation Chamber Channel to Predict the Synchronization of a Wireless Digital Communication Test System
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 8/16/2015
Authors: Ray R Tanuhardja, Luis Alberto Gonzalez, Chih-Ming Wang, William F Young, Catherine A Remley
Abstract: This contribution discusses the use of a metric based on the amplitude variation of a channel in the signal bandwidth to predict whether or not a digital wireless communication test system receiver will be able to demodulate a test signal. This metri ...

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