Simo Hostikka
Department of Civil Engineering

Simo Hostikka

Professor (Associate Professor)

Contact information

Mobile phone
+358504471582
Full researcher profile
https://research.aalto.fi/...

Description

My research field is Fire Safety Engineering. It means utilization of scientific methods for the design and assessment of buildings and other infrastructure for the fire and evacuation safety. More specifically, the methods of numerical fire simulations are in the focus.

  • Thermal radiation heat transfer, see e.g. THERAD
  • Solid pyrolysis modelling and flame / fire retardancy, see e.g. FISAMA
  • Fire-induced pressure and smoke spreading in energy efficient buildings, see e.g. PAHAHUPA
  • Probabilistic fire risk analyses
  • Reliability of passive fire protection systems (nuclear power plant fire safety)

In our research, we use and develop the Fire Dynamics Simulator -software.

 

Areas of expertise

Fire safety Thermal radiation Pyrolysis

Honors and awards

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Civil Engineering
Jan 2010

The best paper 2009 in Rakenteiden mekaniikka (Journal of Structural Mechanics) The best paper 2009 in Rakenteiden mekaniikka (Journal of Structural Mechanics) for the article “Experimental and numerical studies on projectile impact” by A. Saarenheimo, M. Tuomala, K. Calonius, I. Hakola, S. Hostikka and A. Silde

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Civil Engineering
Jan 2007

Interflam thropy Received together with Kevin McGrattan, Jason Floyd and Glenn Forney, for a key contribution to fire science.

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Civil Engineering
Jan 2008

Philip Thomas Medal of Excellence Philip Thomas Medal of Excellence for the best paper at the eight symposium of International Association of Fire Safety Science, 2005. Received with Timo Korhonen and Olavi Keski-Rahkonen.

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Civil Engineering
Jan 2012

Sjölin Award The prize is awarded by the International Forum of Fire Research Directors, for “outstanding contributions over the past number of years to the FDS Development Team and the resulting impact of the team’s work on the advancement of fire engineering around the world”. Received with Kevin McGrattan, Howard Baum, Glenn Forney, Randall McDermott, Ronald Rehm, Jason Floyd, Timo Korhonen and William Mell. doi:10.1016/j.firesaf.2012.12.002

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Civil Engineering
Jun 2018

Master's thesis award of Nordic Fire and Safety Days 2018

Publications

Building Design and Construction, Department of Civil Engineering

Pedestrian dynamics in a heterogeneous bidirectional flow : Overtaking behaviour and lane formation

Publishing year: 2019 Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
Department of Civil Engineering, Building Design and Construction

Predictive Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulation of Fire Spread on Wood Cribs

Publishing year: 2019 Fire Technology
Department of Civil Engineering, Building Design and Construction

Propagation of Model Uncertainty in the Stochastic Simulations of a Compartment Fire

Publishing year: 2019 Fire Technology
Department of Civil Engineering, Building Design and Construction

Embedded flame heat flux method for simulation of quasi-steady state vertical flame spread

Publishing year: 2019 Fire Safety Journal
Building Design and Construction, Department of Civil Engineering

Detailed computation of radiation spectra in pool fires

Publishing year: 2019
Building Design and Construction, Department of Civil Engineering

NUMERICALLY SOLVED FLAME SPECTRA OF AN N-HEPTANE POOL FIRE

Publishing year: 2019
Building Design and Construction, Department of Civil Engineering

NUMERICAL SOLUTION OF LBL SPECTRAL RADIATION OF A N-HEPTANE POOL FIRE

Publishing year: 2019 Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Radiative Transfer, RAD-19
Building Design and Construction, Department of Civil Engineering

Propagation of modeling uncertainty in stochastic heat-transfer simulation using a chain of deterministic models

Publishing year: 2019 INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR UNCERTAINTY QUANTIFICATION
Department of Civil Engineering

Spectrally resolved calculation of thermal radiation penetration into liquid n-heptane in pool fires

Publishing year: 2018 International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
Department of Civil Engineering

Calculation of radiation transmittance through n-heptane in a pool fire

Publishing year: 2018 Journal of Physics: Conference Series