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 Serial/Series Title: National Bureau of Standards Reports
 Collection: Technical Report Archive and Image Library
Annual Report of the Director [of] the Bureau of Standards to the Secretary of Commerce for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1921
Report describing the functions and operations of the United States Bureau of Commerce and its divisions during the fiscal year. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc100696/
Report of the Twentieth National Conference on Weights and Measures
Report of the annual conference on weights and measures, hosted by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards in Washington D.C. It includes conference proceedings, a list of attendees, information about committees and officers, and other reports or commentaries discussed at the meetings. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc100660/
Report of the Tenth National Conference on Weights and Measures
Report of the annual conference on weights and measures, hosted by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards in Washington D.C. It includes conference proceedings, a list of attendees, information about committees and officers, and other reports or commentaries discussed at the meetings. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc100658/
Report of the Forty-Fourth National Conference on Weights and Measures, 1959
Report of the annual conference on weights and measures, hosted by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards in Washington D.C. It includes conference proceedings, a list of attendees, information about committees and officers, and other reports or commentaries discussed at the meetings. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc171014/
Recommended Practice for the Use of Metric (SI) Units in Building Design and Construction
Report issued by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards discussing the use of metric units of measurement during construction. As stated in the scope, "this document outlines a selection of SI units, with multiples and sub-multiples, for general use in building design and construction" (p. 1). This report includes tables, and illustrations. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc171028/
Analysis of Tentative Seismic Design Provisions for Buildings
Report issued by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards discussing an analysis of seismic design provisions for buildings with three main objectives. As stated in the introduction, "The first objective was to assist the ATC in the preparation of its report. The second objective of the study was to augment the text of the published Provisions by providing a formal, consistent documentation of the text. The third objective was to provide alternate arrangements of the Provisions that would make them more readily usable by several categories of users" (p. 1). This report includes illustrations. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc171039/
Reduction of Data for Piston Gage Pressure Measurements
Report issued by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards discussing piston gage pressure and reducing errors of measurement. Sources of error are described and evaluated in order to "reduce the magnitude of overall error of measurement" (p. 1). This report includes tables, and illustrations. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc171064/
Systems of Electrical Units
Report issued by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards discussing different systems of electrical units. As stated in the introduction, "the various systems of measurement, with their respective sets of units, used in the literature on electricity and magnetism are described in detail" (p. 1). This report includes tables. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc171063/
Guideline on Major Job Accounting Systems: The System Management Facilities (SMF) for IBM Systems Under OS/MVT
Report issued by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards discussing the System Management Facilities for IBM systems. As stated in the introduction, "the purpose of SMF, as stated in the IBM manual, is to provide the means for gathering and recording information that can be used for billing customers or evaluating system usage" (p. 1). This report includes tables, and illustrations. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc171043/
Research and Innovation in the Building Regulatory Process
Report issued by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards discussing studies conducted on building codes, standards, and regulations. The report includes transcripts from the 12th annual National Conference of States on Building Codes and Standards. This report includes tables, and illustrations. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc171059/
Tentative Provisions for the Development of Seismic Regulations for Buildings: A Cooperative Effort with the Design Professions, Building Code Interests, and the Research Community
Report issued by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards discussing building codes and standards in earthquake-prone areas. As stated in the introduction, "the basic purpose of this project is to present, in one comprehensive document, current state-of-knowledge in the fields of engineering seismology and engineering practice as it pertains to seismic design and construction of buildings" (p. 1). This report includes tables, and illustrations. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc171053/
Geometrical Considerations and Nomenclature for Reflectance
Report issued by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards discussing specifications of reflectance and proposed nomenclature. As stated in the introduction, "this monograph presents a unified approach to the specification of reflectance in relation to the beam geometry of both the incident and the reflected flux in any reflectometer or in any application of measured reflectance data" (p. 1). This report includes illustrations. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc171061/
Report of the Thirty-Second National Conference on Weights and Measures
Report of the annual conference on weights and measures, hosted by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards in Washington D.C. It includes conference proceedings, a list of attendees, information about committees and officers, and other reports or commentaries discussed at the meetings. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc171010/
Selection of Data Entry Equipment
Report issued by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards discussing information on data entry equipment selection by Federal agencies and organizations. As stated in the abstract, "this report provides information about economic and general operational considerations, steps to be followed in acquisition and training, and other factors pertinent to data entry equipment selection" (p. iii). This report includes a table. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc171045/
Binary Phase Diagrams of Transition Elements
Chart issued by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards illustrating the systematic relationships between phase diagrams of transition elements. This chart includes color illustrations. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc171055/
Report of the Forty-Eighth National Conference on Weights and Measures, 1963
Report of the annual conference on weights and measures, hosted by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards in Washington D.C. It includes conference proceedings, a list of attendees, information about committees and officers, and other reports or commentaries discussed at the meetings. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc171026/
Automatic Indexing: A State-of-the-Art Report
Report issued by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards discussing results of a survey conducted on automatic mechanized indexing and data processing. As stated in the introduction, "it has concentrated on the major developments in and related demonstrations of automatic indexing potentialities. Examples are also given of indexes compiled by machine and of potentially related research efforts in such areas as natural language text searching, statistical association techniques used for search and retrieval, and proposed systems for concept processing" (p. 1). This report includes an illustration. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc171070/
Construction of a Large Transverse Electromagnetic Cell
Report issued by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards discussing the construction of large electromagnetic cells. As stated in the introduction, "this instruction provides information and procedures necessary to fabricate a large transverse electromagnetic (TEM) cell to be used for experimental "electromagnetic interference" (EMI) evaluation studies" (p. 1). This report includes illustrations, and photographs. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc171031/
Report of the Forty-Fifth National Conference on Weights and Measures, 1960
Report of the annual conference on weights and measures, hosted by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards in Washington D.C. It includes conference proceedings, a list of attendees, information about committees and officers, and other reports or commentaries discussed at the meetings. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc171018/
Report of the Forty-Seventh National Conference on Weights and Measures, 1962
Report of the annual conference on weights and measures, hosted by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards in Washington D.C. It includes conference proceedings, a list of attendees, information about committees and officers, and other reports or commentaries discussed at the meetings. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc171022/
Report of the Thirtieth National Conference on Weights and Measures
Report of the annual conference on weights and measures, hosted by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards in Washington D.C. It includes conference proceedings, a list of attendees, information about committees and officers, and other reports or commentaries discussed at the meetings. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc171003/
Report of the Thirty-First National Conference on Weights and Measures
Report of the annual conference on weights and measures, hosted by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards in Washington D.C. It includes conference proceedings, a list of attendees, information about committees and officers, and other reports or commentaries discussed at the meetings. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc171007/
Zinc and Its Alloys
Report issued by the Bureau of Standards discussing world production of zinc and zinc alloys. History, metallurgy, and structural properties of zinc are presented. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc66495/
Life-Cycle Costing: A Guide for Selecting Energy Conservation Projects for Public Buildings
Report issued by the Bureau of Standards discussing the energy conservation of public buildings. As stated in the introduction, "this report focuses on the establishment of a technically correct, practical, standardized approach for evaluating proposed energy conservation improvements in public buildings" (p. 2). This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc66492/
Supplement to Recommended Minimum Requirements for Plumbing: Progress Revision, May, 1931
Report issued by the Bureau of Standards discussing revisions and supplements made to minimum plumbing requirements for residential and commercial buildings. The revisions and supplements to previous reports are presented. This report includes tables, and illustrations. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc66497/
Motor-Vehicle Headlighting
Report issued by the Bureau of Standards discussing the improved illumination of night-time driving with the use of vehicle head-lighting. Methods of construction and adjustment information are presented. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc66494/
The Strength of Reinforced Concrete Beams; Results of Tests of 333 Beams (First Series)
Report issued by the Bureau of Standards discussing studies conducted on reinforced concrete beams. The strength and behavior of reinforced beams at different time intervals is presented. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc66499/
Methods of Testing Hosiery
Report issued by the Bureau of Standards discussing laboratory testing of hosiery to determine production costs and to make comparisons. Different manufacturing methods and possible defects are presented. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc66496/
Geographical Variation in the Heating and Cooling Requirements of a Typical Single-Family House, and Correlation of These Requirements to Degree Days
Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing the heating and cooling requirements for single-family homes. These requirements are determined from "Test Reference Year," or TRY data and long-term geographic climate information. This report includes tables, illustrations, photographs, and a map. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc66493/
Comparison of American, British, and German Standards for Metal Fits
Report issued by the Bureau of Standards discussing the comparison of American, British, and German metal fit standards. The comparisons between national standards of the three countries are presented and described. This report includes tables, and illustrations. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc66516/
[United States National Bureau of Standards Ruler]
Ruler issued by the United States National Bureau of Standards. The front includes measurements in centimeters (to 15) and inches (to 6); there is text on the back comparing metric and customary units for length, volume, and weight. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc123540/
Some References on Metric Information, Including a Chart on All You Need to Know About Metric
Pamphlet issued by the United States National Bureau of Standards containing a list of government pamphlets, reports, and other resources related to the metric system of measurement. It includes a form for ordering materials from the Government Printing Office as well as an illustrated description of everyday conversions for weight, volume, length, and temperature. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc123544/
[Letter from the United States National Bureau of Standards]
Letter from the acting director of the U.S. National Bureau of Standards introducing the materials in the NBS Metric Kit. The kit was compiled to support the Metric Conversion Act, signed in December 1975, which would convert measurements used in the United States to the metric system of measurement. Includes an order form for additional materials and the metric kit envelope. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc123538/
Brief History of Measurement Systems: with a Chart of the Modernized Metric System
Pamphlet issued by the United States National Bureau of Standards providing an overview of the English system of measurement used in the United States and of the metric system. The internal pages of the pamphlet contain a chart labeled "The Modernized Metric System" which includes tables of common conversions and a chart of the seven base units: meter/length, kilogram/mass, second/time, ampere/electric current, kelvin/temperature, mole/amount of substance, and candela/luminous intensity, as well as two supplementary units: radian/plane angle and steradian/solid angle. There is also a graphic representation of yards versus meters in ruler form at the bottom. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc123542/
NBS Metric Kit : Official Metric Information
Kit issued by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards containing materials regarding conversion to the metric system of measurement. The kit includes a letter of introduction; an order form; two plastic cards printed with rulers and conversion information; and four booklets that discuss how the metric system is different from the English system of measurement, why America should switch, and reference materials for converting. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc67329/
What About Metric?
Pamphlet issued by the United States National Bureau of Standards discussing the reasons that the U.S. decided passed the Metric Conversion Act of 1975 and provides tables, illustrations, and formulas for converting between customary units and metric units of measuring weight, length, volume, and temperature. It also includes a discussion of how one might expect to use metric measurements in the marketplace, in the home, and at work. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc123543/
America Joins a Metric World
Pamphlet issued by the United States National Bureau of Standards discussing the Metric Conversion Act of 1975, the work of the U.S. Metric Board, and how government agencies are facilitating a switch to the metric system. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc123541/
[United States National Bureau of Standards Metric Conversion Card]
Conversion card issued by the United States National Bureau of Standards containing conversion information for length, area, mass (weight), volume, and temperature (exact). The front lists "Approximate Conversions to Metric Measures" and includes a continuum of temperatures at the bottom and a centimeter ruler along the right side (to 8 cm.). The back of the card lists "Approximate Conversions from Metric Measures" and includes an inch ruler along the right side (to 3 in.). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc123539/
Radio-Frequency Resistance and Inductance of Coils Used in Broadcast Reception
Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Standards over radio-frequency resistance in radio reception. As stated in the introduction, "the purpose of this paper is to present data on the radio-frequency resistance and inductance of coils within the range of frequencies used in radiotelephone broadcasting" (p. 651). This paper includes tables, and illustrations. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc66512/
Fire Tests of Building Columns
Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over studies conducted on fire resistance on building columns. As stated in the introduction, "the purpose of this investigation is to ascertain (1) the ultimate resistance against fire, of protected and unprotected columns as used in the interior of buildings; (2) their resistance against impact and sudden cooling from hose streams when in a highly heated condition" (p. 12). This paper includes tables, illustrations. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc66510/
Tests of Large Columns with H-Shaped Sections
Report issued by the Bureau of Standards over studies conducted on h-shaped columns. Physical and chemical tests were conducted on different types of columns. The results are presented and discussed. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc66514/
Theory of Determination of Ultra-Radio Frequencies by Standing Waves on Wires
Scientific paper issued by the Bureau of Standards over ultra-radio frequencies. As stated in the abstract, "this paper furnishes the theoretical background for the method of frequency standardization employing short standing waves on parallel wires" (p. 487). This paper includes tables, and illustrations. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc66488/
Effect of Rate of Temperature Change on the Transformations in an Alloy Steel
Scientific paper issued by the Bureau of Standards over studies conducted on the effects of temperature change on alloy steel. The experimental methods used and the results are presented and discussed. This paper includes tables, photographs, and illustrations. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc66484/
Efflux of Gases Through Small Orifices
Scientific paper issued by the Bureau of Standards over studies conducted on gas effusion rates. The methods used and the results of the studies are presented and discussed. This paper includes tables, and illustrations. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc66486/
Measurements on the Index of Refraction of Air for Wave Lengths from 2218 A to 9000 A
Report issued by the Bureau of Standards over measurements of air refraction. Comparison of older studies of this kind is presented. As stated in the introduction, "a brief review of the objects, experimental methods, and results of these earlier investigations will assist in explaining the purpose of this additional investigation on the index of refraction and dispersion of air described in detail in this paper" (p. 698). This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc66540/
Coupled Circuits in Which the Secondary has Distributed Inductance and Capacity
Report issued by the Bureau of Standards over studies conducted on coupled circuits. Emphasis was placed on the secondary circuit and its inductance and capacity. The results of the studies are presented and discussed. This report includes illustrations. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc66526/
On the Establishment of the Thermodynamic Scale of Temperature by Means of the Constant-Pressure Thermometer
Report issued by the Bureau of Standards over two different types of gas thermometry, with its main focus on the constant-pressure thermometer. The thermodynamic scale of temperature is also discussed. This report includes tables, and illustrations. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc66518/
Density and Thermal Expansion of Ethyl Alcohol and of its Mixtures with Water
Report issued by the Bureau of Standards over the thermal expansion of ethyl alcohol. As stated in the introduction, "the scope of the present work includes the preparation of pure anhydrous ethyl alcohol, the determination of the density and thermal expansion of this alcohol and its mixtures with water, and the construction from these data of tables for convenient use" (p. 328). This report includes tables, and illustrations. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc66532/
The Testing of Glass Volumetric Apparatus
Report issued by the Bureau of Standards over testing conducted on volumetric glass apparatus. Types of glass apparatus being tested are presented and discussed. The results of the testing are also discussed. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc66522/
On the Standard Scale of Temperature in the Interval of 0⁰ to 100⁰ Celsius
Report issued by the Bureau of Standards over the temperature scale from 0 to 100 degrees Celsius. Details on the history and use of the scale are discussed. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc66520/
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