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31. The IAQ and Energy Impacts of Reducing Formaldehyde Emissions in Commercial Building
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 2/11/2014
Authors: Lisa C Ng, Andrew Keith Persily, Steven J Emmerich, Kevin Yale Teichman
Abstract: Heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in buildings are designed to provide thermally comfortable conditions and to maintain acceptable indoor air quality (IAQ). At the same time, the operating costs of HVAC systems are often a la ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=913911

32. Composite Floor Systems under Column Loss: Collapse Resistance and Tie Force Requirements
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 2/4/2014
Author: Joseph A Main
Abstract: This paper presents a computational assessment of the performance of steel gravity framing systems with single-plate shear connections and composite floor slabs under column loss scenarios. The computational assessment uses a reduced modeling approac ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=912975

33. Development of Standard Reference Materials for Cement-Based Materials
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 1/6/2014
Authors: Chiara F Ferraris, Nicos Martys, William L George
Abstract: Rotational rheometers are routinely used for homogeneous materials, but their usage for characterization of a granular fluid like concrete is a relatively new phenomenon. As measurements with rheometers can involve flow in a complex geometry, it is ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=914802

34. Nondestructive Testing (NDT) and Sensor Technology for Service Life Modeling of New and Existing Concrete Structures
Series: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR)
Report Number: 7974
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 12/18/2013
Authors: Kenneth Alan Snyder, Li Piin Sung, Geraldine S Cheok
Abstract: Nondestructive test (NDT) methods and sensor technologies are evaluated in the context of providing input parameters to service life prediction models for reinforced concrete structures. Relevant NDT methods and sensors are identified that are based ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=914232

35. Review of alternative cooling technologies
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 12/18/2013
Authors: S J Brown, Piotr A Domanski
Abstract: This paper considers the alternative cooling technologies studied by Fisher et al. (1994) and assesses their current performance and market potential in reference to vapor compression technology. First, a taxonomy of cooling technologies based on th ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=911252

36. Quantification of Methane Source Locations and Emissions
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 12/13/2013
Author: Kuldeep R Prasad
Abstract: Kuldeep Prasad(1), Brian Lamb(2), Maria Obiminda Cambaliza(3), Tegan Lavoie(3), Olivia E Salmon(3), Paul Shepson(3), Thomas Lauvaux(4), Ken Davis(4), and James R. Whetstone(1) (1) National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD. ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=914311

37. Area-Specific Airflow Rates for Evaluating the Impacts of VOC Emissions in U.S. Single-Family Homes
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 12/12/2013
Authors: Wenhao Chen, Andrew Keith Persily, Alfred T Hodgson, Francis J Offerman, Dustin G Poppendieck, Kazukiyo Kumagai
Abstract: Product loading ratio and area-specific airflow rate are among the key parameters required for indoor air quality (IAQ) modeling and exposure health assessment of building product emissions. This paper analyzes product loading ratio variations and g ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=914447

38. Towards a Reference Polyurethane Foam and Bench Scale Test for Assessing Smoldering in Upholstered Furniture
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 12/8/2013
Authors: Mauro Zammarano, Szabolcs Matko, William M Pitts, Douglas Matthew Fox, Rick D Davis
Abstract: Smoldering poses a severe fire hazard due to the potentially lethal amount of toxic carbon monoxide released, and the possibility to reach flashover (through transition from smoldering to flaming) with heat sources otherwise too weak to directly ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=914809

39. Performance Criteria For an ASTM XRF Standard Test Method For Chemical Analysis of Hydraulic Cements: Inter-Laboratory Study Cements E and F
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1815
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 12/6/2013
Author: Paul E Stutzman
Abstract: Bulk oxide determinations from a pair of portland cements provides the basis for calculation precision and accuracy values for X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysis for both the fused glass bead and the pressed powder sample preparation. This report is ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=914657

40. Performance Criteria For an ASTM XRF Standard Test Method For Chemical Analysis of Hydraulic Cements: Inter-Laboratory Study on Cements A and B
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1816
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 12/6/2013
Author: Paul E Stutzman
Abstract: Bulk oxide determinations from a pair of portland cements provides the basis for calculation precision and accuracy values for X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysis for both the fused glass bead and the pressed powder sample preparation. Approximately ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=914021



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