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  • 4 Elements of Deer Field Inn 

    Koslosky, Barrow Arthur (Virginia Tech, 2004-02-03)
    Architectural orientation of wood surfaces is the primary study of this thesis. To understand different wood surfaces, they are ordered into 4 elements of Architecture; Earth, Air, Fire, Water. This thesis is structured ...
  • 4 Elements of Deer Field Inn 

    Koslosky, Barrow Arthur (Virginia Tech, 2002-07-25)
    Architectural orientation of wood surfaces is the primary study of this thesis. To understand different wood surfaces, they are ordered into 4 elements of Architecture; Earth, Air, Fire, Water. This thesis is structured ...
  • Administrative and Political Implications of GIS Implementation within the Fire Service A Case Study of Norfolk, VA 

    Bloom, Paul Sean (Virginia Tech, 1998-04-24)
    The advent of faster, cheaper, and more powerful computer hardware has led to the widespread integration of GIS technologies into decision making processes within local governments. Most GIS literature has focused on the ...
  • Compression Creep Rupture of an E-glass/Vinyl Ester Composite Subjected to Combined Mechanical and Fire Loading Conditions 

    Boyd, Steven Earl (Virginia Tech, 2006-11-20)
    <p>Polymer matrix composites are seeing increasing use in structural systems (e.g. ships, bridges) and require a quantitative basis for describing their performance under combined mechanical load and fire. Although much ...
  • Ecology of Two Rare Amphibians of the Gulf Coastal Plain 

    Gorman, Thomas Andrew (Virginia Tech, 2009-03-30)
    Globally, amphibian species have been in decline and a wide range of factors have been purported to be driving the decline. The Gulf Coastal Plain of Florida has a high degree of endemism and rarity and the biodiversity ...
  • A Fiber-Based Approach for Modeling Beam-Columns under Fire Loading 

    Jeffers, Ann E (Virginia Tech, 2009-06-19)
    The work described herein emphasizes a new fiber-based approach to modeling the response of structural frames subjected to realistic fire conditions. The proposed approach involves the development and validation of two ...
  • Fire Hazard Assessment for Highway Bridges with Thermal Mechanical Modeling 

    Woodworth, Michael Allen (Virginia Tech, 2013-08-02)
    Bridges are critical pieces of infrastructure important to public safety and welfare. Fires have the potential to damage bridges and have been responsible for taking many bridges out of service. The hazard fire poses to ...
  • germination response of legume seeds subjected to moist and dry heat 

    Martin, R. E.; Miller, R. L.; Cushwa, C. T. (Ecological Society of America, 1975)
    Prescribed burning is used in southeastern USA to promote growth of leguminous plants which produce seed important as quail food. These seed are characterized by a hard seed coat and the ability to remain dormant but viable ...
  • Giving Architecture to Fire 

    Nanji, Nawazish Godrej (Virginia Tech, 2006-05-17)
    For centuries, fire has been a sacred symbol from the eastern cultures to western regions. As one of the four states of matter, fire represents the great essence in our daily lives as an energy source with its warmth, light ...
  • A House For A River Rat 

    Matthews, David Stansfield (Virginia Tech, 2014-01-24)
    This is a house situated by a river. It is a retreat, or a cabin, and is not occupied on a full time basis. Its form is an interpretation of a cube, and retains its general appearance. It is lifted off the ground to prevent ...
  • Multi-spectral System  for Autonomous Robotic Location of Fires Indoors 

    Keller, Brian Matthew (Virginia Tech, 2013-05-26)
            Autonomous firefighting platforms are being developed to support firefighters.  One aspect of this is location of a fire inside a structure.  A multi-spectral sensor platform and fire location algorithm was developed ...
  • Post-fire Mechanical Properties of Aluminum Alloys and Aluminum Welds 

    Matulich, Ryan Douglas (Virginia Tech, 2011-04-22)
    The focus of this research was to quantify the post-fire mechanical properties of 5083-H116 and 6082-T6 aluminum alloys. Post-fire exposure is considered heating the material to a particular temperature then cooling the ...
  • Predicting Compression Failure of Fiber-reinforced Polymer Laminates during Fire 

    Summers, Patrick Timothy (Virginia Tech, 2010-04-30)
    A thermo-structural model was developed to predict the failure of compressively loaded fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) laminates during fire. The thermal model was developed as a one-dimensional heat and mass transfer model ...
  • Predicting the Failure of Aluminum Exposed to Simulated Fire and Mechanical Loading Using Finite Element Modeling 

    Arthur, Katherine Marie (Virginia Tech, 2011-04-28)
    The interest in the use of aluminum as a structural material in marine applications has increased greatly in recent years. This increase is primarily due to the low weight of aluminum compared to other structural materials ...
  • The Presence of The Absent 

    Shayanfar, Azar (Virginia Tech, 2015-02-04)
    Life is a series of illusions; everyone creates their own life with their personal mindset. We all have our own story. My thesis is part of my story. It was influenced by my life, my illusions, my fears, and my beliefs. ...
  • Summarizing Fire Events with Natural Language Processing 

    Plahn, Jordan; Zamani, Michael; Lee, Hayden; Trujillo, Michael (2014-12)
    Throughout this semester, we were driven by one question: how do we best summarize a fire with articles scraped from the internet? We took a variety of approaches to answer it, incrementally constructing a solution to ...
  • Theory and Practice in the Study of Technological Systems 

    Shields, William (Virginia Tech, 2007-05-02)
    This dissertation is intended to further technology studies by analyzing some of its important methodological tools and using those tools in combination to study complex technological systems in an historical context. The ...
  • Thermo-Mechanical Behavior of Polymer Composites Exposed to Fire 

    Zhang, Zhenyu (Virginia Tech, 2010-06-29)
    One of the most critical issues for Polymer Matrix Composites (PMCs) in naval applications is the structural performance of composites at high temperature such as that experienced in a fire. A three-dimensional model ...