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Research on Fire-Structure Interaction at the National Fire Research Laboratory


Engineering Laboratory, Fire Research Division

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50.73.31.B7757 Gaithersburg, MD

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


Name E-mail Phone
Hoehler, Matthew Stanton 301.975.8517
Yang, Jiann C. 301.975.6662


The National Fire Research Laboratory is a unique-in-the-world research facility for conducting real-scale fire-structure experiments under fires as large as 20 MW with controlled structural loading and over a range of length scales and geometries, from small structural elements or assemblies to full-scale buildings two stories in height and 2 x 3 bays in plan. Current research focuses on the effect of structure on fire dynamics, the advancement on real-scale fire metrology, the effect of fire on structure performance, sensing technology for monitoring structural performance in fires, and similitude and scaling in fires.


Fire; Structure; Heat transfer; Sensing; Scaling;


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