The Thermo-Fluids High Performance Computing (HPC) Lab at the University of Nairobi specializes in performance based computational simulation of smoke control and evacuation systems, an approach which is generally known to be more cost effective compared with the prescriptive based methods. We however also undertake fire safety design in compliance with these prescriptive based approaches contained in codes/standards such as NFPA and IBC for smoke management systems. This we do in instances where the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) requires strict adherence to these codes.

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Computer Simulation of Heat transfer, Fluid flow and Smoke Control for Building Fire Safety




Chern, MJ, Odhiambo E, Borthwick AGL, Horng TL.  2016.  Numerical simulation of vibration of horizontal cylinder induced by progressive waves. Fluid Dynamics Research. 48(1):015508.


Chern, M-J, Ernest O, Horng TL.  2015.  On the Efficacy of the Direct Forcing Immersed Boundary Method as Observed in Fluid Structure Interaction, 22 October. First Association of Computational Mechanics Taiwan Conference. , Taipei
Chern, M-J, Purnadiana FR, Noor DZ, Horng T-L, Chau S-W, Odhiambo E.  2015.  Numerical study of flow past two counter rotating cylinders using immersed boundary method. Journal of Marine Science and Technology. 23(5):761-773.


Odhiambo, E, Chern M-J.  2014.  Numerical Assessment Of Three Flexibly Mounted Rota ry Wave Energy Converters With A Two Degree Of Freedom Constraint, 28 July 2014. 2nd Asian Wave and Tidal Energy Conference. , Tokyo, Japan


Chern, M-J, Kuan Y-H, Giri N, Horng T-L, Odhiambo E.  2013.  Direct forcing immersed boundary simulation for lock-in phenomena and assessment for renewable energy, 19 November 2013. The 12th International Conference on Fluid Control, Measurements, and Visualization. , Nara, Japan
Moballa, B, Chern M-J, Odhiambo E.  2013.  Incompressible smoothed particle hydrodynamics modeling of thermal convection. Interaction and Multiscale Mechanics. 6 (2):211-235.incompressible_sph_modeling_thermal_convection.doc


ODHIAMBO, MRERNESTAMOLLO.  2002.  Optimisation of a Cyclone Combustor to Burn Bagasse (A numerical simulation and experimental validation based on cylindrical particle model). The combustion Institute (British Section) Newsletter, 2002, Issue 1. : The combustion Institute (British Section) Abstract
Optimisation of a Cyclone Combustor to Burn Bagasse (A numerical  simulation and experimental validation based on cylindrical particle model)

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