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Transportation Portal - Overview
Transportation-related industries rely on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for a wide range of assistance including more than 350 different reference materials used in manufacturing vehicles; tools for accurately measuring the performance of stronger, lightweight metals, composites, and polymers; development of standards and performance tests for alternative transportation energy sources; and continual improvement in methods for monitoring the safety and strength of roadways and rail lines.
Programs and Projects
Characterization of Porous Transport Media for Hydrogen Fuel Cells
Efficiently managing water transport in proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) is critical to the performance, cost, and durability in order … more
Mechanical Performance - Extreme Conditions
This project provides property data, metrology, and standard test methods for materials systems under extreme conditions for areas critical to US … more
Energy Storage & Delivery
The goal of the project is to develop measurement methods to characterize the nanoscale structure and dynamics of polymer electrolyte membranes … more
Fundamentals of Deformation
This project provides new measurement methods, property data and simulations for areas critical to US manufacturing, describing the mechanisms … more
Our objective is to standardize and improve hardness measurement both in the U.S. and internationally. NIST is the U.S. National Metrology … more
Evolution of Image Spatial Resolution
Measuring the through-plane water content in a hydrogen fuel cell is critical to understanding this complicated heat and mass transport … more
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