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Timo Korhonen

Current position at VTT

Academy Research Fellow Timo Korhonen works at the fire research team in VTT as an independent researcher funded by the Academy of Finland (2006-2011).

Research background and current research topics

9 years of research experience in the area of fire research, 20 years of research experience in the area of computer simulations. Fire research expertise include: zone model simulations, field model simulations, Monte Carlo -simulations, development of fire risk analysis methods, evacuation research and simulations.

Current major research projects at VTT

FDS+Evac

Education

Doctor of Technology, Department of Engineering Physics and Mathematics, Helsinki University of Technology, 1996

M.Sc., Dept. of Technical Physics, Helsinki University of Technology, 1992

Work history

2006-: Academy Research Fellow, Fire safety, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland/Academy of Finland

2001-2006: Research Scientist, Fire safety, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

1999-2001: Researcher, Laboratory of Physics, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland

1997-1998:Researcher, Institute of Solid State Research, Forschungszentrum Juelich, Germany

1992-1996: Researcher, Laboratory of Physics, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland

Selected publications

H. Ehtamo, S. Heliövaara, T. Korhonen, and S. Hostikka, Game Theoretic Best-Response Dynamics for Evacuees' Exit Selection, Advances in Complex Systems, Vol. 13 (2010), No. 1, pp. 113-134.

Rinne, T., Hostikka, S., Paloposki, T., Korhonen, T., Saari, J., and Heliövaara, S., Application of RFID and Video Imaging on Evacuation Observations in Offices and Public Buildings, Fire Safety Science 9 (2008), pp. 329-340.

Hostikka, S., Korhonen, T., Paloposki, T., Rinne, T., Heliövaara, S., and Matikainen, K., Development and Validation of FDS+Evac for Evacuation Simulations, Project Summary Report, VTT Research Notes 2421, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 2007.

T. Korhonen, S. Hostikka, O. Keski-Rahkonen, A proposal for the goals and new techniques of modelling pedestrian evacuation in fires, Fire Safety Science 8 (2005), pp. 557 - 569.

Korhonen, T., Hietaniemi, J., Baroudi, D., Kokkala, M., Time-dependent event-tree method for fire risk analysis: tentative results. Fire safety science 7 (2002), pp. 321-332.

Timo Korhonen's publications in VTT Publications Register

Awards

The Phillip Thomas Medal of Excellence, 8th IAFSS Symposium (2005)


Additional information

Timo Korhonen
Academy Research Fellow
+358 20 722 4945

Additional information

Timo Korhonen
Academy Research Fellow
+358 20 722 4945