Simo Hostikka

Professori (Associate professor)
Professori (Associate professor)
T214 Civil Engineering

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.

 

Full researcher profile
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Contact information

Phone number
+358504471582

Areas of expertise

Fire safety, Thermal radiation, Pyrolysis

Honors and awards

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 2010

Interflam trophy

Received togetherwith 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 2007

Philip Thomas Medal of Excellence

Philip Thomas Medal of Excellence for the best paper at the eighth 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 2008

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 Jan 2012

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

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

Student prize: Best PhD thesis of International Water Mist Association

I supervised Topi Sikanen's thesis that led him to Young Talent Award of IWMA.
Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Civil Engineering Jan 2019

Student prize: MSc thesis award of Oskari Vilamo –fund

Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Civil Engineering Jan 2019

Student prize: Dean’s award for the best MSc theses in 2019 in the School of Engineering

Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Civil Engineering Jan 2019

Student prize: 2020 Harmathy award for the best student-led paper in Fire Technology -journal in 2019

Student prize: 2020 Harmathy award for the best student-led paper in Fire Technology -journal in 2019<br/><br/>The Tibor Z. Harmathy Award is presented annually to the student author who led the best Fire Technology paper. It includes a cash prize of $1,000 from Springer.
Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Civil Engineering Jan 2020

Winning poster at CAE Conference and Exhibition 2020

Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Civil Engineering Jan 2020

Research groups

  • Building Design and Construction, Professor (Associate Professor)

Publications

Experimental dataset for the macro-scale compression of Norway Spruce perpendicular to grain direction

Tito Adibaskoro, Wojciech Sołowski, Simo Hostikka 2022 Data in Brief

Topical Issue on Fire Safety of Complex Buildings (tall buildings, tunnels, subways, etc.)

Jie Ji, Anthony Hamins, Simo Hostikka, Mehdi Jangi, Futoshi Tanaka, Long Ding 2022

A model for the pyrolysis of two Nordic structural timbers

Aleksi Rinta-Paavola, Simo Hostikka 2022 Fire and Materials

Risk-aware decision making in the safety investments - Application of stochastic simulations and judgment value method

Adam Krasuski, Mateusz Zimny, Simo Hostikka, Radosław Makowski 2022 Fire Safety Journal

Coupled CFD-FE analysis of a long-span truss beam exposed to spreading fires

Rahul Kallada Janardhan, Saani Saani Shakil, Wei Lu, Simo Hostikka, Jari Puttonen 2022 Engineering Structures

Multi-Surfaced Elasto-Plastic Wood Material Model in Material Point Method

Tito Adibaskoro, Wojciech Tomasz Sołowski, Simo Hostikka 2022 International Journal of Solids and Structures

Fire safety of complex buildings (tall buildings, tunnels, subways, etc.)

Jie Ji, Anthony Hamins, Simo Hostikka, Mehdi Jangi, Futoshi Tanaka, Long Ding 2022 BUILDING SIMULATION

Impact of Firefighting Sprays on the Fire Performance of Structural Steel Members

Rahul Kallada Janardhan, Saani Shakil, Marko Hassinen, Wei Lu, Jari Puttonen, Simo Hostikka 2022 Fire Technology

Spectroscopic determination of the optical constants and radiative properties of black PMMA for pyrolysis modeling

Farid Alinejad, Hadi Bordbar, Michalina Makowska, Simo Hostikka 2022 International Journal of Thermal Sciences

A dataset for spectral radiative properties of black poly(methyl methacrylate)

Farid Alinejad, Hadi Bordbar, Michalina Makowska, Simo Hostikka 2022 Data in Brief