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81. Identifying improved standardized tests for measuring cement particle size and surface area
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 4/1/2013
Authors: Chiara F Ferraris, Edward Joseph Garboczi
Abstract: The Blaine fineness (Blaine) of a cement powder is a single parameter that is meant to characterize the specific surface area of a cement, and is assumed to be linked to physical and mechanical properties such as strength, setting time, and rheology. ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=912509

82. Simulating the Behavior of Restrained Steel Beams to Flame Impingement From Localized Fires
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 4/1/2013
Authors: Chao Zhang, Guo-Qiang Li, Usmani Asif
Abstract: Steel structures may be exposed to localized heating by ignition of the fire source nearby. Flame impingement from localized fire may lead to high temperatures in the exposed steel members, which may lead to structural collapse. This paper numerica ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=912962

83. CFAST ‹ Consolidated Model of Fire Growth and Smoke Transport (Version 6): Software Development and Model Evaluation Guide
Series: Special Publication (NIST SP)
Report Number: 1086r1
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 3/28/2013
Authors: Richard D Peacock, Walter William Jones, Paul A Reneke
Abstract: Abstract This supplement to the CFAST Technical Reference Guide provides details of the software development process for CFAST and accompanying validation for the model. It is based in part on the Standard Guide for Evaluating the Predictive Capa ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=912797

84. CFAST ‹ Consolidated Model of Fire Growth and Smoke Transport (Version 6): User‰s Guide
Series: Special Publication (NIST SP)
Report Number: 1041r1
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 3/28/2013
Authors: Richard D Peacock, Paul A Reneke, Glenn P Forney
Abstract: CFAST is a two-zone fire model capable of predicting the environment in a multi-compartment structure subjected to a fire. It calculates the time evolving distribution of smoke and gaseous combustion products as well as the temperature throughout a ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=912796

85. FABRICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF STANDARDS FOR ATOMIC FORCE MICROSCOPE TIP WIDTH CALIBRATION
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 3/25/2013
Authors: Ronald G Dixson, Craig Dyer McGray, Boon Ping Ng, Ndubuisi George Orji, Jon C Geist
Abstract: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has been developing methods and standards to enable the traceable calibration of critical dimension atomic force microscopy (CD AFM). This technique involves flared tips and two-dimensional s ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=912865

86. CFAST ‹ Consolidated Model of Fire Growth and Smoke Transport (Version 6): Technical Reference Guide
Series: Special Publication (NIST SP)
Report Number: 1026r1
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 3/18/2013
Authors: Richard D Peacock, Glenn P Forney, Paul A Reneke
Abstract: CFAST is a two-zone fire model capable of predicting the environment in a multi-compartment structure subjected to a fire. It calculates the time evolving distribution of smoke and fire gases and the temperature throughout a building during a u ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=912795

87. Modeling and Measuring the Effects of Portable Gasoline Powered Generator Exhaust on Indoor Carbon Monoxide Level
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1781
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 3/18/2013
Authors: Steven J Emmerich, Andrew Keith Persily, Wang Liangzhu
Abstract: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is concerned about the hazard of acute residential carbon monoxide (CO) exposures from portable gasoline powered generators that can result in death or serious and/or lasting adverse health effec ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=912197

88. Alkali-Silica Reaction Degradation of Nuclear Power Plant Concrete Structures: A Scoping Study
Series: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR)
Report Number: 7937
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 3/11/2013
Authors: Kenneth Alan Snyder, Hai Sang Lew
Abstract: Alkali-silica reaction (ASR) is a concrete degradation phenomenon in which the alkalis that are typically found in concrete react with certain amorphous or micro-crystalline siliceous phases in the aggregate and, in the presence of moisture, form ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=913633

89. Using multi-zone modeling of particle transport to support building design
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 2/21/2013
Authors: Dong H. Rim, Andrew Keith Persily, Lance L. Wallace, William S Dols, Steven J Emmerich
Abstract: As building design and operation changes to meet the goals of sustainability, it is critical to address indoor air quality issues such that indoor environmental conditions are maintained. Among the indoor air contaminants of concern in this context a ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=913160

90. Temperature sculpting in yoctoliter volumes
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 2/14/2013
Authors: Joseph E Reiner, Joseph William Robertson, Daniel L Burden, Lisa K Burden, Arvind Kumar Balijepalli, John J Kasianowicz
Abstract: The ability to perturb large ensembles of molecules from equilibrium led to major advances in understanding reaction mechanisms in chemistry and biology. Here, we demonstrate the ability to control, measure, and make use of rapid temperature changes ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=910990



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