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Along with Andre Hoffman (Chief Engineer at Broadband Infraco) and Eugene Mthethwa (Mr Kwaito - of Trompies fame) Mike is a co-founder of the Robotics Association of South Africa :: The robot with the yellow Kaizer Chiefs t-shirt is the famous University of Cape Town Nao machine. :: Mike Barker of MBA is a sponsor of the FLL Robot. Mike seen with Pieter Pretorius, from FLL South Africa ::

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

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 ::

 

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