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Spring 2019 visitors and new members in Aalto FSE team

We had a pleasure to welcome new members and short-term visitors to the FSE team: Ada Malagnino (right) from the University of Salento, Italy, is visiting our group for six months. Her PhD topic deals with the management of safety … Continue reading

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Two doctoral positions open in the FSE group

New things are coming! We are hiring two new doctoral students to the team: First is about the numerical simulation of spectral thermal radiation in condenced phase materials. Hadi will be the advisor for this thesis – the best possible … Continue reading

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Will the induction cooktops wipe out kitchen fires?

Cooking or stove -originated fires are a significant group of residential fires. These fires start from a stove or a cooktop if it is left on alone, food is left on a hot pan for a long time or if … Continue reading

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Nordic Fire and Safety Days 2017 – remember to submit

Aalto University is one of the organizers of the 2017 Nordic Fire and Safety Days. There are still few days to submit your abstract. Last year, it was great event. Posted by Simo

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New article highlights the importance of the fire -induced pressure

Our latest article, titled ‘Experiments and Numerical Simulations of Pressure Effects in Apartment Fires‘ is now available at Fire Technology -journal. It is OpenAccess. In this paper we summarize the experimental findings and numerical simulation validation. The main conclusion of … Continue reading

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MSc thesis topic in the numerical simulation of passive fire protection systems

We are looking for a MSc student to this paid MSc thesis project. Background: Passive fire protection systems (e.g. stone wool) are used in building and other industries to protect structures and devices from heat and hazardous conditions, such as … Continue reading

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Welcoming new Building Technology students

It was a pleasure to welcome the new students to the Building Technology Master’s programme. Simo (program director) gave the introductory lecture. After that the students had orientation orienteering around the department, during which Kai told them about FSE, and … Continue reading

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New doctoral student position in computational thermal radiation

We are looking for a new enthusiastic member to our team to develop the computational methods for thermal radiation in fires. It was year 2000 when I was sent from VTT to work as a guest researcher at NIST/BFRL. Within … Continue reading

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Nordic Fire and Safety Days in Copenhagen

Simo, Rahul, and Kai-Yuan Li attended the NFSD 2016 conference last week in Copenhagen. Simo and Rahul gave presentations on the PAHAHUPA project (pressure maanagement), and Kai about char cracking experiments and modelling. The conference was very well organized – … Continue reading

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Teacher’s thoughts after the Fire simulation -course

Alltogether 14 students passed the Fire simulation -course this spring. The course was about fire and evacuation simulations, focusing on the simulation technology. Congratulations to all our active students! In the final project of the course, the students had to … Continue reading

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