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Fire Safety Research at NIST.


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Hamins, A.

NISTIR 6986; 569 p. September 2003.

International Collaborative Project to Evaluate Fire Models for Nuclear Power Plant Applications: Summary of 5th Meeting. APPENDIX C. SUMMARY PAPERS: Opening Remarks and Research Programs. C/1-3 pp and APPENDIX D. VIEW GRAPHS USED FOR PRESENTATIONS. D/7-16 pp. May 2-3, 2002, Gaithersburg, MD, 2003.

Keywords:

pool fires; nuclear power plants; fire models; computational fluid dynamics; validation; fire research; fire safety; research facilities; fire fighters; fire fighting; fire tests; building construction; building materials; World Trade Center

Abstract:

The Fire Research Division is one of four Divisions in the Building and Fire Research Laboratory (BFRL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The Division is composed of approximately 58 full time employees, 25 guest scientists and several post-doctoral associates. The technical background of the staff includes engineering, mathematics, chemistry, and physics. The Fire Research Division Budget in 2002 was approximately $13 M, with half of the support coming from other agencies in government and private industry. The goal of Fire Loss Reduction is one of four technical research areas of the BFRL. The goal of this research is to provide engineered fire safety for people, products, facilities and enhanced firefighter effectiveness. The goal is broken into four component programs.