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Fire Resilience of a Steel-Concrete Composite Floor System: Full-Scale Experimental Evaluation for Influence of Slab Reinforcement (Test #2)

June 1, 2022
Author(s)
Lisa Choe, Matthew Hoehler, Matthew Bundy, Rodney A. Bryant, Brian Story, Anthony R. Chakalis, Artur A. Chernovsky, Selvarajah Ramesh, Xu Dai
The National Institute of Standards and Technology is currently conducting a series of large compartment fire tests to investigate the behavior and fire-induced failure mechanisms of the full-scale composite floor assemblies with the two-story steel

Fire Resilience of a Steel-Concrete Composite Floor System: Full-Scale Experimental Evaluation for U.S. Prescriptive Approach with a 2-Hour Fire-Resistance Rating (Test #1)

October 5, 2021
Author(s)
Lisa Choe, Selvarajah Ramesh, Xu Dai, Matthew Hoehler, Matthew Bundy, Rodney A. Bryant, Brian Story, Anthony R. Chakalis, Artur A. Chernovsky
The National Institute of Standards and Technology is currently conducting a series of large compartment fire tests to investigate the behavior and fire-induced failure mechanisms of the full-scale composite floor systems situated in the two-story and two

Structure Separation Experiments Phase 1 Preliminary Test Plan

May 26, 2021
Author(s)
Alexander Maranghides, Shonali Nazare, Eric Link, Kuldeep Prasad, Matthew Hoehler, Matthew Bundy, Steven Hawks, Frank Bigelow, William (Ruddy) Mell, Anthony Bova, Derek McNamara, Tom Milac, Daniel Gorham, Faraz Hedayati, Bob Raymer, Frank Frievalt, William Walton
The primary objective of this project is to assess structure-to-structure fire spread for structures located in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI). Full-scale fire experiments will be conducted in which various types of structures (sources of fire) will be

Distributed fiber optic measurements of strain and temperature in long-span composite floor beams with simple shear connections subject to compartment fires

May 1, 2021
Author(s)
Yanping Zhu, Matthew Klegseth, Yi Bao, Matthew Hoehler, Lisa Choe, Genda Chen
This study explores an instrumentation strategy using distributed fiber optic sensors to measure strain and temperature through the concrete volume in large-scale structures. Single-mode optical fibers were deployed in three 12.8 m long steel and concrete

Fire Hazards of Dry Versus Watered Christmas Trees

December 15, 2020
Author(s)
Matthew S. Hoehler, Matthew F. Bundy, Laurean A. DeLauter, Robin L. Materese, Leon Gerskovic, Jose R. Garcia
These experiments were designed to examine the difference in fire hazard between a dry Christmas tree and a watered Christmas tree for fire safety awareness. One dry tree (no water after harvesting) and one watered tree was tested with no replicates. The

Full-Scale Experiments to Demonstrate Flammability Risk of Residential Upholstered Furniture and Mitigation Using Barrier Fabric

December 11, 2020
Author(s)
Mauro Zammarano, Matthew S. Hoehler, John R. Shields, Andre L. Thompson, Ickchan Kim, Isaac T. Leventon, Matthew F. Bundy
In this work, we investigated fire growth in a furnished compartment intended to mimic a living room where a couch was the main fuel load. Three TB-117-2013 compliant and commercially available couches were procured. The couches were identical except for

Improved Video Capture for Severe Fire Environments

June 17, 2020
Author(s)
Matthew S. Hoehler
This short presentation shows the functional concept, Do It Yourself (DIY) construction details and select deployment examples for the current (May 2020) water-cooled live streaming camera systems (2D cameras) used to capture video footage in severe fires

Behavior and Limit States of Long-Span Composite Floor Beams with Simple Shear Connections subject to Compartment Fires: Experimental Evaluation

March 24, 2020
Author(s)
Lisa Y. Choe, Selvarajah Ramesh, William L. Grosshandler, Matthew S. Hoehler, Mina S. Seif, John L. Gross, Matthew F. Bundy
This paper presents the results of compartment fire experiments on four 12.8 m long composite floor beams with various end support conditions. Specimens were constructed as partially- composite beams, consisting of W18x35 steel beams and 83 mm thick

Compartment Fire Experiments on Long-Span Composite-Beams with Simple Shear Connections Part 1: Experiment Design and Beam Behavior at Ambient Temperature

October 22, 2019
Author(s)
Selvarajah Ramesh, Lisa Choe, Mina S. Seif, Matthew Hoehler, William L. Grosshandler, Ana Sauca, Matthew Bundy, William E. Luecke, Yi Bao, Matthew Klegseth, Genda Chen, John Reilly, Branko Glisic
The National Institute of Standards and Technology recently expanded its large-scale structural-fire testing capabilities in the National Fire Research Laboratory. A landmark test series was conducted on long-span steel-concrete composite floor beams

Measuring Temperature Distribution in Steel-Concrete Composite Slabs Subjected to Fire Using Brillouin Scattering Based Distributed Fiber Optic Sensors

August 7, 2019
Author(s)
Yi Bao, Matthew Hoehler, Christopher M. Smith, Matthew Bundy, Genda Chen
This study investigates temperature distributions in steel-concrete composite slabs subjected to fire using distributed fiber optic sensors. Several 1.2 m x 0.9 m composite slabs instrumented with telecommunication-grade single-mode fused silica fibers

Influence of Fire on the Lateral Resistance of Cold-Formed Steel Shear Walls – Phase 2: Oriented Strand Board, Strap Braced, and Gypsum-Sheet Steel Composite

March 5, 2019
Author(s)
Matthew S. Hoehler, Blanca Andres Valiente, Matthew F. Bundy
This report presents experimental investigations of the performance of cold-formed steel lateral force-resisting systems (CFS-LRFS) under combinations of simulated earthquake and fire loading. Three types of shear wall systems are investigated: gypsum

Review of Fiber Optic Sensors for Structural Fire Engineering

February 20, 2019
Author(s)
Yi Bao, Ying Huang, Matthew Hoehler, Genda Chen
Reliable and accurate measurements of temperature and strain in structures subjected to fire can be difficult to obtain using traditional sensing technologies based on electrical signals. Fiber optic sensors, which are based on light signals, solve many of

Experimental Study of Fire-Induced-Delamination of Cross Laminated Timber

January 1, 2019
Author(s)
Daniel Brandon, Birgit Ostman, Joseph Su, Amanda Kimball, Matthew Hoehler
Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) is increasingly used as a structural material for tall buildings, due to its structural properties and low carbon footprint. CLT is a mass timber product, which is made by crosswise gluing layers of timber lamellae. Recent

Influence of Fire on the Shear Capacity of Cold-Formed Steel Framed Shear Walls

November 7, 2018
Author(s)
Matthew S. Hoehler, Blanca Andres Valiente
This paper presents experimental investigations of the performance of common lateral force- resisting systems used in cold-formed steel construction under sequential thermal (fire) and mechanical (earthquake) loading. Wall specimens with gypsum-sheet steel