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21. 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

22. 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

23. 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

24. Preliminary Reconnaissance of the May 20, 2013, Newcastle-Moore Tornado in Oklahoma
Series: Special Publication (NIST SP)
Report Number: 1164
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 12/3/2013
Authors: Erica D Kuligowski, Long Thanh Phan, Marc L Levitan, David P. Jorgensen
Abstract: This is a report on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) reconnaissance to collect information on the performance of one critical facility and two educational facilities in the May 20, 2013, Newcastle-Moore tornado in Oklahoma. ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=914721

25. Guidance on Fire Emergency Procedures for Emergency Stair Travel Devices
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1824
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 11/26/2013
Author: Erica D Kuligowski
Abstract: This document provides specific detailed guidance and recommendations on the use of emergency stair travel devices, or stair descent devices, for evacuation of persons with mobility impairments during fire emergencies in buildings. The people who w ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=914685

26. The Process of Verification and Validation of Building Fire Evacuation Models
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1822
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 11/21/2013
Authors: Enrico Ronchi, Erica D Kuligowski, Paul A Reneke, Richard D Peacock, Daniel Nilsson
Abstract: To date, there is no International standard on the methods and tests to assess the verification and validation (V&V) of building fire evacuation models, i.e., model testers adopt inconsistent procedures or tests designed for other model uses. For i ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=913642

27. Dissecting Interactions Among Indoor Environmental Quality Factors
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 11/8/2013
Authors: Hal Levin, Steven J Emmerich
Abstract: Many aspects of indoor environmental quality (IEQ) and the technologies that control or otherwise affect it are interactive and often closely connected. This has important implications for the design and construction of buildings as well as for opera ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=914281

28. Fire Dynamics Simulator, Technical Reference Guide, Sixth Edition
Series: Special Publication (NIST SP)
Report Number: 1018
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 11/4/2013
Authors: Kevin B McGrattan, Randall Joseph McDermott, Craig G Weinschenk, Glenn P Forney
Abstract: This document provides the theoretical basis for the Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS), following the general framework set forth in the ,Standard Guide for Evaluating the Predictive Capability of Deterministic Fire Models,Š ASTM E 1355. It is a four v ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=913618

29. Evaluating Fire Blocking Performance of Barrier Fabrics
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 10/15/2013
Authors: Shonali Nazare, William M Pitts, Shaun M. Flynn, John R Shields, Rick D Davis
Abstract: The purpose of fire blocking barrier materials is to reduce the flammability of soft furnishings ( mattresses and upholstered furniture) by preventing or delaying direct flame impingement from open flames and/or heat transfer from smoldering igniti ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=913773

30. Indoor Air Quality in High-Performing Building Case Studies: A Wealth of Intent, A Dearth of Data
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 9/19/2013
Authors: Kevin Yale Teichman, Steven J Emmerich, Andrew Keith Persily
Abstract: In this paper, we review how indoor air quality has been addressed in case studies of high-performing buildings, specifically the case studies described in ASHRAE‰s ,High Performing BuildingsŠ magazine. We find that nearly all reported case studies o ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=913850



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