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Fahim H. Sadek (Fed)

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Modeling and Analysis of Single-Plate Shear Connections Under Column Loss

May 8, 2013
Author(s)
Joseph A. Main, Fahim Sadek
This paper presents a computational assessment of the behavior of single-plate shear (“shear tab”) connections in gravity frames under column loss scenarios. Two-span beam assemblies are considered under pushdown loading of the unsupported center column

Robustness of Steel Gravity Frame Systems with Single-Plate Shear Connections

February 27, 2013
Author(s)
Joseph A. Main, Fahim Sadek
This report presents a computational assessment of the performance of steel gravity framing systems with single-plate shear (“shear tab”) connections and composite floor slabs under column loss scenarios. The computational assessment uses a reduced

Structural Response of World Trade Center Buildings 1, 2 and 7 to Impact and Fire Damage

October 18, 2012
Author(s)
Therese P. McAllister, John L. Gross, Fahim Sadek, Steven W. Kirkpatrick, Robert S. MacNeill, Mehdi S. Zarghamee, Omer O. Erbay, Andrew T. Sarawit
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) conducted an extensive investigation of the collapse of World Trade Center towers (WTC 1 and WTC 2) and the WTC 7 building. This paper describes the component, subsystem, and global analyses

Overview of the Structural Design of World Trade Center 1, 2, and 7

September 1, 2012
Author(s)
Therese P. McAllister, Fahim Sadek, John L. Gross, Jason D. Averill, Richard G. Gann
This paper summarizes the primary structural systems which comprised World Trade Center 1, World Trade Center 2, and World Trade Center 7. The buildings were destroyed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. This paper describes the four major

Structural Analysis of Impact Damage to World Trade Center Buildings 1, 2, and 7

August 12, 2012
Author(s)
Therese P. McAllister, Fahim Sadek, John L. Gross, Steven W. Kirkpatrick, Robert S. MacNeill, R. Bocchieri, Mehdi S. Zarghamee, Omer O. Erbay, Andrew T. Sarawit
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) conducted an extensive investigation of the collapse of World Trade Center towers (WTC 1 and WTC 2) and the WTC 7 building. This paper describes the reconstruction of impact damage to each of the

Performance of Steel Moment Connections under a Column Removal Scenario. I: Experiments

April 3, 2012
Author(s)
Hai S. Lew, Joseph A. Main, Stephen D. Robert, Fahim Sadek, Vincent Chiarito
This paper presents an experimental study of two full-scale steel beam-column assemblies, each comprising three columns and two beams, to (1) define their response characteristics under a column removal scenario, including the capacity of the beams and

Performance of Steel Moment Connections under a Column Removal Scenario. II: Analysis

April 3, 2012
Author(s)
Fahim H. Sadek, Joseph Main, Hai S. Lew, Sherif El-Tawil
This paper presents a computational investigation of the response of steel beam-column assemblies with moment connections under monotonic loading conditions simulating a column removal scenario. Two beam-column assemblies are analyzed, which incorporate (1

Letter to the Editor of the CTBUH Journal

December 1, 2011
Author(s)
Sivaraj Shyam-Sunder, Jason D. Averill, Fahim Sadek
NIST was invited to comment on the articles written for a special issue of the CTBUH Journal, marking the ten years passed since the 2001 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. This letter to the editor reacts to the role of the NIST WTC Investigation

Modeling of Bolted Connections for Collapse Analysis of Steel Structures

September 19, 2011
Author(s)
Joseph A. Main, Fahim Sadek
In structural collapse scenarios, beam to column connections can be subjected to large rotations as the structure deforms, in addition to large axial forces associated with the development of catenary action. The capability of the connections to sustain

Draft Report on the Collapse of the Dallas Cowboys Indoor Practice Facility, May 2, 2009 (NIST IR 7636) ***DRAFT for Public Comments (for final version, see NIST IR 7661)***

October 6, 2009
Author(s)
John L. Gross, Joseph Main, Long Phan, Fahim H. Sadek, Stephen A. Cauffman, David P. Jorgensen
This report summarizes the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) study of the collapse of the Dallas Cowboys indoor practice facility that occurred on the afternoon of May 2, 2009, during a severe thunderstorm. The indoor practice facility

Testing and Analysis of Steel Beam-Column Assemblies under Column Removal Scenarios

May 6, 2009
Author(s)
Fahim Sadek, Joseph A. Main, Hai S. Lew, Stephen D. Robert, Vincent Chiarito
This paper presents an experimental and analytical assessment of the performance of steel beam-column assemblies with two types of moment-resisting connections under vertical displacement of a center column, simulating a column removal scenario. The

Final Report on the Collapse of World Trade Center Building 7, Federal Building and Fire Safety Investigation of the World Trade Center Disaster (NIST NCSTAR 1A)

November 20, 2008
Author(s)
Sivaraj Shyam-Sunder, Richard G. Gann, William L. Grosshandler, Hai S. Lew, Richard W. Bukowski, Fahim Sadek, Frank W. Gayle, John L. Gross, Therese P. McAllister, Jason D. Averill, James R. Lawson, Harold E. Nelson, Stephen A. Cauffman
This report describes how the fires that followed the impact of debris from the collapse of WTC 1 (the north tower) led to the collapse of WTC 7; an evaluation of the building evacuation and emergency response procedures; what procedures and practices were

Final Report on the Collapse of World Trade Center Building 7. Federal Building and Fire Safety Investigation of the World Trade Center Disaster (NIST NCSTAR 1A) ***DRAFT for Public Comments***

August 1, 2008
Author(s)
Sivaraj Shyam-Sunder, Richard G. Gann, William L. Grosshandler, Hai S. Lew, Richard W. Bukowski, Fahim Sadek, Frank W. Gayle, Jason D. Averill, James R. Lawson, Harold E. Nelson, Stephen A. Cauffman
This is the final report on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) investigation of the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7 (WTC 7), conducted under the National Construction Safety Team Act. This report describes how the fires

Structural Fire Response and Probable Collapse Sequence of World Trade Center Building 7 (Volume 1). Federal Building and Fire Safety Investigation of the World Trade Center Disaster (NIST NCSTAR 1-9) ***DRAFT for Public Comments***

August 1, 2008
Author(s)
Therese P. McAllister, Richard G. Gann, Jason D. Averill, John L. Gross, William L. Grosshandler, James R. Lawson, Kevin B. McGrattan, William M. Pitts, Kuldeep R. Prasad, Fahim Sadek, Harold E. Nelson
This is the primary technical report on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) investigation of the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7 (WTC 7), conducted under the National Construction Safety Team Act. The investigation

Structural Fire Response and Probable Collapse Sequence of World Trade Center Building 7 (Volume 2). Federal Building and Fire Safety Investigation of the World Trade Center Disaster (NIST NCSTAR 1-9) ***DRAFT for Public Comments***

August 1, 2008
Author(s)
Therese P. McAllister, Richard G. Gann, Jason D. Averill, John L. Gross, William L. Grosshandler, James R. Lawson, Kevin B. McGrattan, William M. Pitts, Kuldeep R. Prasad, Fahim Sadek, Harold E. Nelson
This is the primary technical report on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) investigation of the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7 (WTC 7), conducted under the National Construction Safety Team Act. The investigation

PERFORMANCE OF SEISMIC MOMENT RESISTING CONNECTIONS UNDER COLUMN REMOVAL SCENARIO

April 9, 2008
Author(s)
Fahim Sadek, Hai S. Lew, Joseph A. Main, John L. Gross
Beam-to-column moment connections in steel frame construction have been studied extensively for seismic applications. However, the behavior of such connections has not been studied under the monotonic loading conditions expected in progressive collapse