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Adam L. Pintar (Fed)

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Sub-picoliter Traceability of Microdroplet Gravimetry and Microscopy

December 20, 2021
Author(s)
Lindsay C. C. Elliott, Adam L. Pintar, Craig R. Copeland, Thomas B. Renegar, Ronald G. Dixson, B. Robert Ilic, R. Michael Verkouteren, Samuel M. Stavis
Volumetric analysis of single microdroplets is difficult to perform by ensemble gravimetry, whereas optical microscopy is often inaccurate beyond the resolution limit. To address the latter issue, we advance and integrate these complementary methods

Structural Performance of Nuclear Power Plant Concrete Structures Affected by Alkali-Silica Reaction (ASR). Task 3: Assessing Cyclic Performance of ASR-Affected Concrete Shear Walls

September 27, 2021
Author(s)
Jonathan Weigand, Fahim H. Sadek, Travis Thonstad, Sorin Marcu, Rudy Villegas, Long Phan, Adam L. Pintar
This report describes the results of Task 3 of a five-task comprehensive research program conducted at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) under the sponsorship of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The overall study aims

Data-Based Models for Hurricane Evolution Prediction: A Deep Learning Approach

September 8, 2021
Author(s)
Rikhi Bose, Adam L. Pintar, Emil Simiu
Fast and accurate prediction of hurricane evolution from genesis onwards is needed to reduce loss of life and enhance community resilience. In this work, a novel model development methodology for predicting storm trajectory is proposed based on two classes

Demonstration of a laser powder bed fusion combinatorial sample for high-throughput microstructure and indentation characterization

August 3, 2021
Author(s)
Jordan Weaver, Adam L. Pintar, Carlos R. Beauchamp, Howard Joress, Kil-Won Moon, Thien Q. Phan
High-throughput experiments that use combinatorial samples with rapid measurements can be used to provide process-structure-property information at reduced time, cost, and effort. Developing these tools and methods is essential in additive manufacturing

Structural Performance of Nuclear Power Plant Concrete Structures Affected by Alkali-Silica Reaction (ASR) - Task 1: Assessing In-Situ Mechanical Properties of ASR-Affected Concrete

February 8, 2021
Author(s)
Fahim H. Sadek, Travis E. Thonstad, Sorin Marcu, Jonathan Weigand, timothy J. barrett, Hai S. Lew, Long Phan, Adam L. Pintar
This report describes the results of Task 1 of a five-task comprehensive research program being conducted at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) under the sponsorship of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The overall study

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

February 3, 2021
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 (NIST) under the sponsorship of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The overall study

Merging experiments and computer simulations in X-ray Computed Tomography probability of detection analysis of additive manufacturing flaws

January 27, 2021
Author(s)
Felix Kim, Adam L. Pintar, Jason Fox, Jared B. Tarr, Alkan Donmez, Anne-Francoise Obaton
X-ray Computed Tomography (XCT) is a growing industrial non-destructive testing (NDT) technique for advanced manufacturing industries such as additive manufacturing (AM). Probability of detection (POD) is a critical aspect for qualifying NDT techniques

Bayesian Hierarchical Models for Service Life Prediction of Polymers

August 5, 2020
Author(s)
Adam L. Pintar, Christopher C. White, Li Piin Sung
Service life prediction for polymers remains an elusive goal. In this chapter, a general methodology first described in a previous study \cite{pintar2018predicting} is recapitulated and extended. A central component of the methodology is a Bayesian

Validating Predictive Models with Outdoor Data

October 17, 2019
Author(s)
Christopher C. White, Donald L. Hunston, Li Piin Sung, Hsiang C. Hsueh, Adam L. Pintar, Deborah S. Jacobs
The NIST service life prediction program has demonstrated success in producing validated predictions for the property change resulting from outdoor exposure for a range of polymer systems including Epoxy, Polyethylene, Polyester, Polyethylene terephthalate

PROBABILITY OF DETECTION OF X-RAY COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY OF ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING DEFECTS

July 19, 2019
Author(s)
Felix H. Kim, Adam L. Pintar, Jason C. Fox, Jared B. Tarr, M A. Donmez, Anne-Fran?oise Obaton
A methodology to determine probability of detection (POD) of X-ray Computed Tomography (XCT) was developed using Additive Manufacturing defects. A signal response POD analysis (a^ vs a) was used, where both signal response (a^) and true defect size (a)

Scatter corrections in x-ray computed tomography: a physics-based analysis

May 22, 2019
Author(s)
Zachary H. Levine, Timothy Blattner, Adele Peskin, Adam L. Pintar
Fundamental limits for the calculation of scattering corrections within X-ray computed tomography (CT) are found within the independent atom approximation from an analysis of the cross sections, CT geometry, and the Nyquist sampling theorem, suggesting

Improved Calculation Method for Insulation-based Fire Resistance of Composite Slabs

March 2, 2019
Author(s)
Jian Jiang, Adam L. Pintar, Jonathan M. Weigand, Joseph A. Main, Fahim Sadek
A calculation method for estimating the fire resistance of composite slabs with profiled steel decking according to the thermal insulation criterion is provided in Annex D of Eurocode 4 (EC4). In this study, comparisons between validated high-fidelity

Service Life Prediction Models to Predict Building Skin Failures

October 1, 2018
Author(s)
Christopher C. White, Donald L. Hunston, Adam L. Pintar
Determination of the in-service performance and failure of a building envelope material exposed to outdoor weathering has been a significant research goal for the last 100 years. Typically, estimations of the time to failure or durability of a material is

Influence of wind tunnel test duration on wind load factors

August 17, 2018
Author(s)
Dat Duthinh, Adam L. Pintar, Emil Simiu
A methodology is presented for calculating the uncertainty associated with the estimation of peak pressure coefficients from wind tunnel test records of various lengths, and how this uncertainty affects design wind effects. Investigation of time series

Estimating peaks of stationary random processes: a peaks-over-threshold approach

December 1, 2017
Author(s)
Dat Duthinh, Adam L. Pintar, Emil Simiu
Estimating properties of the distribution of the peak of a stationary process from a single finite realization is a problem that arises in a variety of science and engineering applications. Further, it is often the case that the realization is of length T

WIND LOAD FACTORS FOR USE IN THE WIND TUNNEL PROCEDURE

December 1, 2017
Author(s)
Emil Simiu, Adam L. Pintar, Dat Duthinh, DongHun Yeo
A 2005 Skidmore Owings and Merrill report notes that the ASCE 7 Standard is incomplete insofar as it provides no guidance on wind load factors appropriate for use with the Standard’s wind tunnel procedure. The purpose of this paper is to contribute to such

Algorithm for rapid determination of optical scattering parameters

October 18, 2017
Author(s)
Zachary H. Levine, Adam L. Pintar, Richelle H. Streater, Anne-Michelle R. Lieberson, Catherine C. Cooksey, Paul Lemaillet
Preliminary experiments at the NIST Spectral Tri-function Automated Reference Reflectometer (STARR) facility have been conducted with the goal of providing the diffuse optical properties of a solid reference standard with optical properties similar to