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Material Performance and Testing U.S. Overview.

pdf icon Material Performance and Testing U.S. Overview. (661 K)
Kashiwagi, T.; Janssens, M. L.

NISTIR 6588; November 2000.

U.S./Japan Government Cooperative Program on Natural Resources (UJNR). Fire Research and Safety. 15th Joint Panel Meeting. Volume 1. Proceedings. March 1-7, 2000, San Antonio, TX, Bryner, S. L., Editor(s), 9-14 pp, 2000.

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fire safety; fire research; regulations; cone calorimeters; performance evaluation


This paper provides an overview of activities pertaining to material performance and testing in the United States since the previous UJNR panel meeting on fire research, The first part of this paper focuses on recent materials related fire research activities. The second part focuses on testing of marine products for regulatory compliance, and on increased uses of the Cone Calorimeter.