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11. Applications of Molecular Dynamics to the Study of Thermal Degradation in Aromatic Polymers. Part 1. Polystyrene
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 9/1/1997
Authors: Marc R. Nyden, T. R. Coley, S. Mumby
Abstract: This paper reports recent progress in the development of a generic molecular dynamics model that accounts for the major chemical reactions involved in the thermal degradation of polymers. The strategy employed in the design of the most recent versio ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=913225

12. Applications of Molecular Dynamics to the Study of Thermal Degradation in Polymers (NISTIR 5904)
Series: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR)
Report Number: 5904
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 10/1/1996
Author: Marc R. Nyden
Abstract: The flammability of polymeric materials is a major concern which impacts public safety and limits their use in buildings, ships, aircraft and clothing. Unfortunately, the traditional "trail and error" approach to the design of fire resistant materia ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=913226

13. Aspects of Soot Dynamics as Revealed by Measurements of Broadband Fluorescence and Flame Luminosity in Flickering Diffusion Flames
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 1/1/1997
Authors: K C Smyth, C. R. Shaddix, D Everest
Abstract: Numerous investigations have attributed laser-induced broadband fluorescence observed in both rich, premixed flames and in diffusion flames to small polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH). However, the wide variety of experimental flame conditions a ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=912613

14. Aspects of the Motor Vehicle Fire Threat From Flammable Liquid Spills on a Road Surface (NISTIR 6147)
Series: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR)
Report Number: 6147
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 8/1/1998
Authors: Thomas J. Ohlemiller, Thomas George Cleary
Abstract: Spills of flammable liquids, particularly gasoline, pose a significant fire hazard subsequent to a motor vehicle crash. Various considerations pertaining to making quantitative estimates of the level of hazard are discussed here. These include preli ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=912147

15. Assessing the Flammability of Composite Materials
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 7/30/1993
Authors: Thomas J. Ohlemiller, Thomas George Cleary, James E. Brown, John R Shields
Abstract: Composite materials offer the potential for substantial weight savings in the structure of both surface ships and submarines. However, the organic nature of the binder resins in these materials implies that one would be replacing non-flammable mater ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=912150

16. Breakup of a Fluid Thread in a Confined Geometry: Droplet-Plug Transition Perturbation Sensitivity and Kinetic Stabilization with Confinement
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 5/26/2004
Authors: John G Hagedorn, Nicos Martys, Jack F Douglas
Abstract: The breakup of a fluid thread surrounded by another Newtonian fluid in a coaxial tube in the absence of imposed flow is investigated using the Lattice Boltzmann (LB) model. We observe a confinement-induced transition between spherical droplets to p ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=860489

17. Comparison of CFAST Predictions to Real Scale Fire Tests
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 10/15/1996
Authors: Walter William Jones, J. L. Bailey, P. A. Tatem, Glenn P Forney
Abstract: This paper describes a new algorithm of the Consolidated Fire Growth and Smoke Transport (CFAST) fire model and compares to data from real scale fire tests conducted onboard the ex-USS SHADWELL, the Navy's R&D Damage Control Platform. The new phenom ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=912475

18. Computations of Enhanced Soot Production in Time-Varying CH4/Air Diffusion Flames
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 9/1/1996
Authors: C. R. Kaplan, C. R. Shaddix, K C Smyth
Abstract: Recent experimental measurements of soot volume fraction in a flickering CH4/air diffusion flame show that for conditions in which the tip of the flame is clipped, soot productions is ~ 5 times greater than that measured for a steady flame burning w ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=912607

19. Computer-Aided Molecular Design of Fire Resistant Aircraft Materials
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 2/9/1993
Authors: Marc R. Nyden, James E. Brown
Abstract: Molecular dynamic simulations and Cone Calorimeter measurements were used to assess the effects of electron beam irradiation and heat treatments on the flammability of the honeycomb composites used in the sidewalls, ceilings and stowage bins of comm ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=913294

20. Computing Radiative Heat Transfer Occurring in a Zone Fire Model
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 11/1/1991
Author: Glenn P Forney
Abstract: Radiation, convection and conduction are the three mechanisms which a zone fire model must consider when calculating the heat transfer between fires, wall surfaces and room gases. Radiation dominates the other two modes of heat transfer in rooms whe ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=912478



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