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Structures Group

The Structures Group provides performance prediction tools to reduce the vulnerability of building and infrastructure systems to extreme events (e.g., wind, fire, earthquake, impact, blast) through cost-effective reliability-based multi-hazard approaches.

The group: (1) conducts laboratory, field, and analytical research in the areas of wind engineering and coastal inundation, structural fire safety design and retrofit, mitigation of progressive structural collapse, nondestructive evaluation, and performance of structural materials and connections; (2) provides guidance, tools, and science-based criteria for vulnerability assessment, design, and retrofit applications; (3) conducts disaster and failure investigations; and (4) supports the technical information needs of federal agencies in formulating national policies related to building and infrastructure applications.

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Publications

Simulations of Flow Over an Axisymmetric Hill

Author(s)
Rikhi Bose, DongHun Yeo
In this report, high-Reynolds number turbulent flow around an axisymmetric hill is studied using large eddy and unsteady Reynolds averaged Navier-Stokes

Structural Performance of Nuclear Power Plant Concrete Structures Affected by Alkali-Silica Reaction (ASR) - Task 2: Assessing Bond and Anchorage of Reinforcing Bars in ASR-Affected Concrete

Author(s)
Travis E. Thonstad, Jonathan Weigand, Fahim H. Sadek, Sorin Marcu, timothy J. barrett, Hai S. Lew, Long Phan, Adam L. Pintar
This report describes the results of Task 2 of a five-task comprehensive research program being conducted at the National Institute of Standards and Technology

Awards