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Technical Note (NIST TN)

Users Guide to the HVACSIM+ Configuration Tool

Author(s)
Michael A. Galler
HVACSIM+ (HVAC SIMulation PLUS other systems) was introduced by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in 1985 as a computer simulation tool

Camp Fire Preliminary Reconnaissance

Author(s)
Alexander Maranghides, William Mell, Steven Hawks, Eric D. Link, Christopher U. Brown, Cartier P. Murrill, Erin Ashley
The Camp Fire started in the early morning of November 8, 2018 in vegetative fuels to the northeast of Concow, California. Concow is an unincorporated community

OpenFMB Proof of Concept Implementation Research

Author(s)
Michael J. Bartock, Rebecca Herold
A smart grid messaging framework is known as an Open Field Message Bus (OpenFMB, which was ratified by the North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB) in

Measurements and Modeling of Spherical CH2F2-Air Flames

Author(s)
Michael J. Hegetschweiler, John L. Pagliaro, Lukas Berger, Raik Hesse, Joachim Beeckmann, Heinz Pitsch, Gregory T. Linteris
The burning velocity of mixtures of the refrigerant R-32 (CH2F2) with air over a range of equivalence ratios are studied via spherically expanding flames SEFs

Analysis of Iris Images from Twins Day – 2010

Author(s)
James R. Matey, Patrick J. Grother, George W. Quinn
Each year since 1976, the town of Twinsburg, Ohio has held a Twins Day Festival. Over the past 43 years over $77,000$ sets of twins and multiples have attended

Measurement Science Research Needs for Premise Plumbing Systems

Author(s)
Andrew K. Persily, David A. Yashar, Natascha S. Milesi-Ferretti, Tania Ullah, William M. Healy
Premise plumbing systems provide key building services and exist in the context of a range of performance goals related to building energy efficiency, water

Estimating the Impact of 16 CFR Part 1633 on Bed Fire Outcomes

Author(s)
Stanley W. Gilbert, David T. Butry, Richard G. Gann, Rick D. Davis
Effective July 1, 2007, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission promulgated a Standard that would severely reduce the heat release rate and the early heat

Channel Sounder Measurement Verification: Conducted Tests

Author(s)
Jeanne T. Quimby, Jeffrey A. Jargon, Rodney W. Leonhardt, Jake D. Rezac, Paul D. Hale, Catherine A. Remley, Amanda A. Koepke, Robert Johnk, chriss Hammerschmidt, Paul Mckenna, Irena Stange, Mike Chang
Channel modeling often provides a basis for the design and deployment of wireless technology. Engineers design systems to operate under certain expected channel

Analysis of a Slug Calorimeter with a Curie Point

Author(s)
Jiann C. Yang, Thomas J. Ohlemiller
A lump-capacitance heat transfer model was developed to model the operation of a slug calorimeter constructed of metal with a Curie point. The resulting formula

The Thermal Character of a 1 m Methanol Pool Fire

Author(s)
Kunhyuk Sung, Jian Chen, Matthew F. Bundy, Marco G. Fernandez, Anthony P. Hamins
A series of measurements were made to investigate the thermal character of a 1 m diameter methyl alcohol (methanol; CH3OH) pool fire steadily burning with a

The Structure of Medium-Scale Pool Fires

Author(s)
Ryan L. Falkenstein-Smith, Kunhyuk Sung, Jian Chen, Kimberly J. Harris, Anthony P. Hamins
This report documents a series of time-averaged gas species measurements made along the centerline of methanol, ethanol, and acetone pool fires steadily burning

Collapse Risk of Steel Special Moment Frames per FEMA P695

Author(s)
Matthew S. Speicher, Jazalyn D. Dukes, Kevin K. Wong
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) performance-based seismic design standard, ASCE 41, contains methodologies used by practicing engineers to assess