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11. A Proposed Interim Check for Field Testing a Laser Tracker‰s 3-D Length Measurement Capability Using a Calibrated Scale Bar as a Reference Artifact
Series: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR)
Report Number: 8016
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 10/1/2014
Authors: Vincent D Lee, Christopher J Blackburn, Balasubramanian Muralikrishnan, Daniel S Sawyer, Mark Meuret, Aaron Hudlemeyer
Abstract: This paper describes a proposed interim check for field testing a laser tracker‰s 3-D length measurement capability using a calibrated scale bar as a reference artifact. The tests described here are constructed to be sensitive to uncompensated error ...

12. A Quantitative Study of Nanoparticle Release from Nanocoatings Exposed to UV Radiation
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 4/7/2014
Authors: Li Piin Sung, Deborah L Stanley, Justin M Gorham, Savelas A Rabb, Xiaohong Gu, Lee Lijian Yu, Tinh Nguyen
Abstract: Nanoparticles are increasingly used in polymer coatings (i.e., nanocoatings) to improve multiple properties of traditional coatings such as mechanical, electrical, gas barrier, and UV resistance. These high performance nanocoatings are often used in ...

13. A Reference Modulated Scatterer for ISO18000-6 UHF Tag Testing
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 11/15/2012
Authors: David R Novotny, Daniel G Kuester, Jeffrey R Guerrieri
Abstract: We present a method for measuring Ultra-High Frequency Radio-Frequency Identification (UHF RFID) tag differential RCS that has the potential for being easier and more accurate than current and proposed methods [1-2]. This method is based on accurate ...

14. A Review of Test Methods for Determining Protective Capabilities of Fire Fighter Protective Clothing from Steam
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1861
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 2/5/2015
Authors: Shonali Nazare, Daniel Madrzykowski
Abstract: Primary focus of this paper is to review existing test methods that quantify steam burn injuries and to compare bench-scale test methods that use pre-wetted samples as opposed to external steam exposures to evaluate heat and moisture transfer i ...

Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 10/26/2012
Authors: David R Novotny, Joshua A Gordon, Edwin J Heilweil, Brian C. Stillwell, Jeffrey R Guerrieri, Erich N Grossman, Shu Zee A. Lo
Abstract: Beginning the fall of 2012, NIST will be providing scattering measurements for other government agencies. We present performance results of a bi-directional scattering measurement system in the 200-500 GHz range. The goal is to provide dense-spectru ...

16. A Software Tool for Analyzing Building Airflow and Airborne CBR Agent Concentrations
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 12/31/2007
Authors: William S Dols, Andrew Keith Persily
Abstract: Contaminant concentrations that result within buildings in response to airborne chemical, biological and radiological (CBR) events are due to a complex interaction between the building construction, ventilation system performance and weather conditio ...

17. A frequency-bandgap waveguide controlled with metafilms composed of cubic particles
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 11/20/2012
Authors: Sung Kim, Christopher L Holloway, Michael D Janezic, Kendra L. Kumley, James R. Baker-Jarvis, Edward Kuester
Abstract: We present a rectangular S-band waveguide having electromagnetic bandgap properties (stopbands) controlled with sheets of metafilms composed of ceramic particles, in which we present both analytic and experimental results. Metafilms composed of TiO( ...

18. A pilot interlaboratory comparison of protocols that simulate aging of nanocomposites and detect released fragments
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 10/1/2014
Authors: Wendel Wohlleben, Deborah L Stanley, Justin M Gorham, Li Piin Sung, Tinh Nguyen
Abstract: The safe use of nanocomposites depends, in part, on a good understanding of the fate of nanofillers throughout the nanocomposite,s lifecycle. Various modifications of ISO weathering protocols have been proposed to assess what is released and at which ...

19. A stiff variable time step transport solver for CONTAM
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 5/10/2013
Authors: David M Lorenzetti, William S Dols, Andrew Keith Persily, Michael D Sohn
Abstract: CONTAM, a multizone model for predicting whole-building airflow and contaminant transport, has been updated to improve the speed and accuracy of its transport calculations. CVODE, a general-purpose code for solving ordinary differential equatio ...

Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 6/21/2010
Authors: Kar T. Tan, Christopher C White, Donald Lee Hunston
Abstract: Adhesion of spray-applied fire-resistive materials (SFRMs) to steel structures is critical in enabling the capacity of a building to remain functional for a specific length of time during a fire for life safety and fire department assess. Empirical t ...

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