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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)

      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 ...
    • Fondes Amandes Community Reforestation Project 

      Tropical Re-Leaf Foundation
      The Fondes Amandes Community Reforestation Project (FACRP) is a widely recognized and highly regarded environmental initiative located on the island of Trinidad. In the early 1980's, the area was settled illegally by ...
    • 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 ...
    • Multitemporal mapping of burned areas  in mixed landscapes in eastern Zambia 

      Malambo, Lonesome (Virginia Tech, 2014-12-08)
      Fires occur extensively across Zambia every year, a problem recognized as a major threat to biodiversity. Yet, basic tools for mapping at a spatial and temporal scale that provide useful information for understanding and ...
    • 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. ...
    • Reducing smoke pollution from tropical fires 

      Tomich, Thomas P.; Lewis, J. (ed.)
      ASB Policy Briefs series takes the lessons learned from experiences at the local or national levels and distills them for a broader, international audience. Our aim is to deliver relevant, concise reading to key people ...
    • Revealing gendered landscapes: Female knowledge and agroforestry of African shea 

      Carney, J.A.; Elias, M.
      This article discusses how local gendered knowledge and practices in the shea agroforestry production in West Africa shape landscapes over time and space. Using political ecology, the article also discusses how shea nut ...