Publications

Simulation of a Residential Wind Driven Basement Fire – Riverdale Heights, MD, Weinschenk, C.G., Overholt, K.J., and Madrzykowski, D., NIST Technical Note 1870, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, 2015.

Simulation of a Fire in a Hillside Residential Structure – San Francisco, CA, Overholt, K.J., Weinschenk, C.G., and Madrzykowski, D., NIST Technical Note 1856, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, 2014.

Validation of Fire Models Applied to Nuclear Power Plant Safety, McGrattan, K.B., Peacock, R.D., and Overholt, K.J., Fire Technology 52 (1), pp. 5-24, 2016. doi: 10.1007/s10694-014-0436-z

Movement on Stairs During Building Evacuations, Kuligowski, E.D., Peacock, R.D., Reneke, P.A., Wiess, E., Hagwood, C.R., Overholt, K.J., Elkin, R.P., Averill, J.D., Ronchi, E., Hoskins, B.L., and Spearpoint, M.J., NIST Technical Note 1839, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, 2014.

Simulation of the Dynamics of an Attic Fire in a Wood Frame Residential Structure – Chicago, IL, Weinschenk, C.G., Overholt, K.J., and Madrzykowski, D., NIST Technical Note 1838, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, 2014.

Computational Modeling and Validation of Aerosol Deposition in Ventilation Ducts, Overholt, K.J., Floyd, J.E., and Ezekoye, O.A., Fire Technology 52 (1), pp. 149-166, 2016. doi: 10.1007/s10694-014-0414-5

Verification and Validation of Commonly Used Empirical Correlations for Fire Scenarios, Overholt, K.J., NIST Special Publication 1169, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, 2014.

Quantitative Testing of Fire Scenario Hypotheses: A Bayesian Inference Approach, Overholt, K.J. and Ezekoye, O.A., Fire Technology 51 (2), pp. 335-367, 2015. doi: 10.1007/s10694-013-0384-z

Fire Behavior and Heat Fluxes for Lab-Scale Burning of Little Bluestem Grass, Overholt, K.J., Kurzawski, A.J., Cabrera, J., Koopersmith, M., Ezekoye, O.A., Fire Safety Journal 67, pp. 70-81, 2014. doi: 10.1016/j.firesaf.2014.05.007

Characterization of Fuel Properties and Fire Spread Rates for Little Bluestem Grass, Overholt, K.J., Cabrera, J., Kurzawski, A., Koopersmith, M., and Ezekoye, O.A., Fire Technology 50 (1), pp. 9-38, 2014. doi:10.1007/s10694-012-0266-9

Fire Dynamics Simulator, Technical Reference Guide, McGrattan, K., Hostikka, S., McDermott, R., Floyd, J., Weinschenk, C., and Overholt, K., National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA, and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Espoo, Finland, Sixth edition, September 2013. Vol. 1: Mathematical Model; Vol. 2: Verification Guide; Vol. 3: Validation Guide; Vol. 4: Configuration Management Plan.

Fire Dynamics Simulator, User’s Guide, McGrattan, K., Hostikka, S., McDermott, R., Floyd, J., Weinschenk, C., and Overholt, K., National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA, and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Espoo, Finland, Sixth edition, September 2013.

Characterizing Heat Release Rates Using an Inverse Fire Modeling Technique, Overholt, K.J. and Ezekoye, O.A., Fire Technology 48 (4), pp. 893-909, 2012. Received Harry C. Bigglestone Award for Excellence in Communication of Fire Protection Concepts, 2013. doi: 10.1007/s10694-011-0250-9

Reducing Uncertainty of Quantifying the Burning Rate of Upholstered Furniture, Janssens, M.L., Ewan, D.M., Gomez, C., Hirschler, M.M., Huczek, J.P., Mason, R.L., Overholt, K.J., and Sharp, J.M., NCJ 239050, Grant Report, 2012.

Warehouse Commodity Classification from Fundamental Principles. Part II: Flame Heights and Flame Spread, Overholt K.J., Gollner, M.J., Perricone, J., Rangwala, A.S., and Williams, F.A., Fire Safety Journal 46 (6), pp. 317-329, 2011. doi: 10.1016/j.firesaf.2011.05.002

Warehouse Commodity Classification from Fundamental Principles. Part I: Commodity & Burning Rates, Gollner, M.J., Overholt, K.J., Williams, F.A., Rangwala, A.S., and Perricone, J., Fire Safety Journal 46 (6), pp. 305-316, 2011. doi: 10.1016/j.firesaf.2011.03.002

Conference Proceedings:

Combined Analysis Of Fire Model Uncertainty And Input Parameter Uncertainty For Nuclear Power Plant Fire Scenarios, Overholt, K.J. and Clouthier, M., Pacific Basin Nuclear Conference (PBNC 2014), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, August 2014.

Fire Model Validation – Eight Lessons Learned, McGrattan, K.B., Peacock, R.D., and Overholt, K.J., Fire Safety Science – Proceedings of the Eleventh International Symposium, Christchurch, New Zealand, February 2014.

Soot Deposition and Gravitational Settling Modeling and Impact of Particle Size and Agglomeration, Floyd, J.E., Overholt, K.J., and Ezekoye, O.A., Fire Safety Science – Proceedings of the Eleventh International Symposium, Christchurch, New Zealand, February 2014.

Modeling the Burning Rate of Upholstered Furniture for Different Ignition Scenarios, Janssens, M.L., Overholt, K.J., and Hirschler, M.M., in Interflam 2013, 13th International Conference, London, England, 2013, pp. 827-838.

Glovebox Fire Suppression Experimental and Computational Characterization, Cabrera, J., Overholt, K.J., Abbasi, M., Granzow, H.N., Gordon, D.J., Ezekoye, O.A., ASME 2013 Heat Transfer Summer Conference, Minneapolis, MN, July 2013.

An inverse fire modeling methodology for the determination of fire size, fire location, and soot deposition in a compartment, Overholt, K.J. and Ezekoye, O.A., ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Houston, TX, November, 2012.

Inverse fire modeling for heat release rate characterization, Overholt, K.J. and Ezekoye, O.A., 7th U.S. National Combustion Meeting, Atlanta, GA, March 2011. (Presentation)

Numerical Pyromaniacs: The Use of Python in Fire Research, Overholt, K.J., Proc. of the 9th Python in Science Conf. (SciPy 2010), Austin, TX, July 2010.

Nondimensional commodity classification and an analysis of upward flame spread, Gollner, M.J., Overholt, K.J., Rangwala, A.S., Williams, F.A., Perricone, J., Interflam 2010, 12th International Conference, Nottingham, UK, July 2010, pp. 827-838.

The B-number as a Criterion for Commodity Classification, Gollner, M.J., Overholt, K.J., Rangwala, A.S., Williams, F.A., Perricone, J., Fall Technical Meeting of the Western States Section of the Combustion Institute 2009 (WSS/CI 2009 Fall Meeting), Irvine, CA, October 2009.

Characterizing the flammability of corrugated cardboard using a cone calorimeter, Overholt, K.J., Gollner, M.J., and Rangwala, A.S., 6th U.S. National Combustion Meeting, Ann Arbor, MI, May 2009. (Presentation) (Poster)