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Virtual Cement and Concrete Testing Laboratory
Last Updated Date: 06/08/2014

The Virtual Cement and Concrete Testing Laboratory (VCCTL) project develops and integrates state-of-the-art computational materials science tools … more

Physical Infrastructure: Connections
Last Updated Date: 04/17/2014

Using a complementary approach of experimental measurements and detailed finite element analysis, we will develop more realistic yet … more

Sustainable, High Performance Infrastructure Materials Program
Last Updated Date: 02/27/2014

The objective of the Sustainable Engineered Materials Program is to develop and deploy advances in measurement science for sustainable materials … more

Long Term Performance of Concrete Project
Last Updated Date: 02/27/2014

Sustainable concrete construction design for durability requires performance-based metrics of expected durability and service life prediction. … more

Surface Damage of Polymer Nanocomposites Project
Last Updated Date: 02/27/2014

Surface damage caused by environmental and/or mechanical stresses can lead to the release of nanofillers incorporated within polymer … more

Service Life Prediction of Filled Polymers Project
Last Updated Date: 02/27/2014

Prior efforts at NIST demonstrated the feasibility of quantitative service life prediction by linking the field and laboratory for an unfilled … more

Service Life of Nano-Enabled Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites Project
Last Updated Date: 02/27/2014

This project will utilize chemical spectroscopy of stressed composites to quantify the magnitude and mode of stress transfer at the fiber-matrix … more

Early-Age Performance of Concrete Project
Last Updated Date: 02/27/2014

Successfully delivering the desired early-age performance of concrete, upon which long-term prediction of sustainable performance depends, … more

Measurement Science for Service Life Prediction of Polymers Used in Photovoltaic Systems Project
Last Updated Date: 01/31/2014

Standards for quantitatively characterizing the performance and predicting the service lives of polymeric materials and components used in … more

Measurement Science to Assure the Performance of Green Concretes Project
Last Updated Date: 01/31/2014

An effective strategy for making a more “green” concrete is to replace the portland cement (the binding component with large energy and CO 2 … more

Assessment of High-Temperature and Innovative Insulation Thermal Performance Project
Last Updated Date: 01/24/2014

The use of thermal insulation is a primary approach to reducing heating and cooling loads in buildings, which account for 42% 1 and 24% 1 of … more

Reduced Ignition and Flame Spread with Nano-Engineered Foam Project
Last Updated Date: 12/12/2013

This research will enable commercialization of a reduced flammability, inexpensive, and EHS [1] compliant polyurethane foam and a high smoldering … more

Milli X-ray Fluorescence X-ray Spectrum Imaging Technique Development
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

Significant improvements were made in the area of technique development for Eagle III mXRF since its initial installation in 2007. The diverse … more

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