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Report on High Energy Arcing Fault Experiments - Experimental Results from Low Voltage Switchgear Enclosures

December 29, 2021
Author(s)
Gabriel Taylor, Anthony D. Putorti Jr., Scott Bareham, Christopher U. Brown, Wai Cheong Tam, Edward Hnetkovsky, Andre Thompson, Michael Selepak, Philip Deardorff, Kenneth Hamburger, Nicholas Melly, Kenneth Miller
This report documents an experimental program designed to investigate High Energy Arcing Fault (HEAF) phenomena for low-voltage metal enclosed switchgear containing aluminum conductors. This report covers full-scale laboratory experiments using

Report on High Energy Arcing Fault Experiments - Experimental Results from Open Box Enclosures

December 29, 2021
Author(s)
Gabriel Taylor, Anthony D. Putorti Jr., Scott Bareham, Christopher U. Brown, Wai Cheong Tam, Edward Hnetkovsky, Andre Thompson, Michael Selepak, Philip Deardorff, Kenneth Hamburger, Nicholas Melly, Kenneth Miller, Kenneth Armijo, Paul Clem, Alvaro Cruz-Cabrera, Byron Demosthenous, Austin Glover, Chris LaFleur, Raymond Martinez, James Taylor, Rana Weaver, Caroline Winters
This report documents an experimental program to investigate High Energy Arcing Fault (HEAF) phenomena. The experiments provide data to better characterize the arc to improve the prediction of arc energy emitted during a HEAF event. An open box allows for

Report on High Energy Arc Fault Experiments: Experimental Results from Medium Voltage Electrical Enclosures

November 29, 2021
Author(s)
Gabriel Taylor, Anthony D. Putorti Jr., Scott Bareham, Edward Hnetkovsky, Kenneth Hamburger, Nicholas Melly, Mark Henry Salley, Christopher U. Brown, Wai Cheong Tam, Eric Link, Michael Selepak, Philip Deardorff, Kenneth Miller, Paul Clem, Byron Demosthenous, Austin Glover, Chris LaFleur, Raymond Martinez, Anthony Tanbakuchi
This report documents an experimental program designed to investigate High Energy Arcing Fault (HEAF) phenomena for medium voltage electrical switchgear containing aluminum conductors. This report covers full-scale laboratory experiments using

A Case Study of the Camp Fire - Fire Progression Timeline

February 8, 2021
Author(s)
Alexander Maranghides, Eric D. Link, Christopher U. Brown, William Mell, Steven Hawks, Mike Wilson, Will Brewer, Robert Vihnanek, William D. Walton
The Camp Fire ignited on November 8, 2018 in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada in Butte County, California. The first 24 hours were characterized by a fast-moving fire with initial spread driven by high winds up to 22 m/s (50 mi/h) and long-range spotting

Preliminary Data Collected from the Camp Fire Reconnaissance

December 15, 2020
Author(s)
Alexander Maranghides, William Mell, Steven Hawks, Mike Wilson, Will Brewer, Eric D. Link, Christopher U. Brown, Cartier P. Murrill, Erin Ashley
The Camp Fire started in the vicinity of Pulga Rd and Camp Creek Road, in Butte County on November 8 at 6:29 am. The cause of ignition is under investigation. The incident was classified as a vegetation fire. The Unified Command Agencies responsible for

Camp Fire Preliminary Reconnaissance

August 27, 2020
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 and census-designated place of primarily residential with a population of 762 in the Sierra

The Effects of Laser Powder Bed Fusion Process Parameters on Material Hardness and Density for Nickel Alloy 625

August 21, 2018
Author(s)
Christopher U. Brown, Gregor Jacob, Antonio M. Possolo, Carlos R. Beauchamp, Max A. Peltz, Mark R. Stoudt, M A. Donmez
The goal of this study was to investigate the relationship between mechanical and material properties (including density) of manufactured nickel super alloy (IN625) using a laser powder bed fusion process and three process parameters: laser power, hatch

Recommended Protocols for Round Robin Studies in Additive Manufacturing

March 1, 2016
Author(s)
Shawn P. Moylan, Christopher U. Brown, John A. Slotwinski
One way to improve confidence and encourage proliferation of additive manufacturing (AM) technologies and parts is by generating more high quality performance data. Many in the AM community see round robin studies as a way to generate large data sets while

Additive Manufacturing Technical Workshop Summary Report

December 4, 2013
Author(s)
Christopher U. Brown, Joshua Lubell, Robert R. Lipman
This report summarizes the presentations, discussions, and recommendations from the Additive Manufacturing Technical Workshop held during the PDES, Inc. offsite meeting in Gaithersburg, Maryland in March of 2013. The purpose of the workshop was to identify

Energy Metrics for Product Assembly Equipment and Processes

August 13, 2013
Author(s)
Shaw C. Feng, FNU Kumaraguru, Christopher U. Brown, Boonserm Kulvatunyou
A key factor deciding the capacity to increase the sustainability of final products is the energy efficiency. The energy embodied in a product is an aggregation of all of the energy embodied in the products' components and subsystems, expended through its

A Survey of Standards for Product Lifecycle Management of Structural Composites

August 7, 2013
Author(s)
Christopher U. Brown, Joshua Lubell, Robert R. Lipman, Gaurav Ameta
Composites are needed when designing components with a high strength (along a particular direction) to weight ratio. Composites are widely used in the automotive, sports and aerospace industries. Designing a composite component requires highly concurrent

A Case Study of 3D Imaging Productivity Needs to Support Infrastructure Construction

May 23, 2012
Author(s)
Gabriel Dadi, Paul Goodrum, Kamel Saidi, Christopher U. Brown, Joseph Betit
The national infrastructure system is at a crossroads with a need for renewal and expansion in the most efficient manner possible. Light railway construction requires the installation of embedments in reinforced concrete pavement along the length of

Development and Use of the NIST Intelligent and Automated Construction Job Site Testbed

December 16, 2011
Author(s)
Kamel Saidi, Geraldine Cheok, Marek Franaszek, Christopher U. Brown, Jeremy Swerdlow, Robert R. Lipman, Itai Katz, Mani Golparvar-Fard, Paul Goodrum, Manu Akula, Gabriel Dadi, Behshad Ghadimi
The Intelligent and Automated Construction Job Site (IACJS) Testbed is a large laboratory facility that was established at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in 2011. The creation of the testbed was motivated by the need for such