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Shack Fires

Shack Fires

Mike Barker and BuildingPhysics partner, Robert Arnott, are investigating the computer simulation of shack fires. In South African informal settlements are known as townships and informal dwellings as shacks. Shacks are typically constructed from corrugated iron and timber.

The idea is to use a combination of FDS and another special technology based on the work of Dr Keisuke Himoto

Can shack fires be prevented if better understood ? Given the ongoing dangers we must try. We eventually wish to model an overhead sprinkler system to test the ability to stop the spread of the fires.

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KZN Young Members - SAIEE

KZN Young Members - SAIEE

YMC Conference - 26-27 October 1998 - ICC Durban

Mike Crouch hands over a copy of 'Ethics in  Engineering' to Stephan of Durban University of Technologies :: The Organising Committee. In this photo: Greg Nathan, Peter  Reintges, Prof. Eugene Odendal, Mario Paes, Mike Crouch, Mike Barker,  Andre Hoffmann. :: In this  photo: Iren Blythe (Jack Yelland's daughter) Andre Hoffmann, Theo  Andrew, Peter Reintges, Unknown, Mike Crouch, Unknown, Mario Paes,  Rodger Peplow, Mike Barker, Greg Nathan ::

 
   

Shacks & Fires

Can Fire Engineering and Fire Simulation help our informal communities?

This presentation is a brief outline of a conceptual fire prevention system for informal settlements.

“Everyone has the right to an environment that is not harmful to their health and well-being...”
Chapter 2 Sec.24 -South African Bill of Rights

   

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