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Fire Dynamics and Fire Protection Engineering

Location

Engineering Laboratory, Fire Research Division

RO# Location
50.73.31.B4446 Gaithersburg, MD

Please note: This Agency only participates in the February and August reviews.

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Hamins, Anthony anthony.hamins@nist.gov 301.975.6598
Yang, Jiann C. jiann.yang@nist.gov 301.975.6662

Description

An experimental and modeling program is underway to further the understanding of dynamic processes that occur in fires and to reduce the impact of fire on people, property, and the environment. Field and laboratory measurements of fire and fire protection engineering consider a wide range of fundamental and applied research issues associated with wildland-urban interface fires, structure fires, evacuation, fire service equipment and tactics, fire safe materials, and structural fire resistance. A variety of innovative measurements and models are being applied to study these phenomena.  A recent emphasis has been the characterization of the structure of medium-scale pool fires to provide high quality data for validation of computational fire models including NIST's Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) software.

 

Keywords:
Fire protection; Fire service technologies; Structural fire resistance; Combustion; Diagnostics; Fires and fire safety; Measurements;

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants
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