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Full-Scale Testing of Structural Concrete at the National Fire Research Laboratory

Location

Engineering Laboratory, Fire Research Division

RO# Location
50.73.31.B8086 Gaithersburg, MD

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

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Hoehler, Matthew Stanton matthew.hoehler@nist.gov 301.975.8517

Description

The National Fire Research Laboratory at the NIST has expanded its fire research facility to enable simultaneous thermal (20 MW fire) and mechanical loading of multi-story buildings; making it a unique experimental venue and fantastic opportunity for groundbreaking research and publication. Experimental and theoretical investigations are needed on the behavior of full-scale reinforced concrete structural elements under massive, real-fire loading to study scaling effects and to characterize the complex processes that drive member degradation during a fire (e.g., spalling, moisture transport, steel-concrete bond). Qualified applicants with relevant experience in materials science, advanced sensing, structural testing, or numerical simulation are encouraged to apply.

 

Keywords:
Concrete; Fire; Moisture; Experimental; Full-scale testing; Spalling; Measurement;

Eligibility

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