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 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 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

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Building Design and Construction
Jan 2019

Best PhD thesis of International Water Mist Association for Topi Sikanen - supervisor I supervised Topi Sikanen's thesis that led him to Young Talent Award of IWMA.

Publications

Department of Civil Engineering, Building Design and Construction
Publishing year: 2020 INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS IN HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER
Building Design and Construction, Department of Civil Engineering
Publishing year: 2019 Palotutkimuksen päivät 2019
Building Design and Construction, Department of Civil Engineering
Publishing year: 2019
Building Design and Construction, Department of Civil Engineering
Publishing year: 2019 15th International Conference and Exhibition in Fire Science and Engineering
Building Design and Construction, Department of Civil Engineering
Publishing year: 2019 Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Radiative Transfer, RAD-19
Building Design and Construction, Department of Civil Engineering
Publishing year: 2019 JOURNAL OF HEAT TRANSFER: TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME
Building Design and Construction, Department of Civil Engineering
Publishing year: 2019 15th International Conference and Exhibition on Fire Science and Engineering
Building Design and Construction, Department of Civil Engineering
Publishing year: 2019 Palotutkimuksen päivät 2019
Department of Civil Engineering, Building Design and Construction
Publishing year: 2019 Fire Technology
Building Design and Construction, Department of Civil Engineering
Publishing year: 2019 Palotutkimuksen päivät 2019