Sam is a PhD student at the Edinburgh Fire Research Centre studying techniques for modelling fire spread in informal urban environments, predominantly in Nairobi, Kenya, with a view to developing fire risk quantification methods. He also has experience using GIS techniques to produce spatial distributions of fire risk in informal settlements in Cape Town.
S. Stevens, L. Gibson, D. Rush, Conceptualising a GIS-based risk quantification framework for fire spread in informal settlements: A Cape Town case study, Int. J. Disaster Risk Reduct. (2020). doi:10.1016/j.ijdrr.2020.101736.
A. Cicione, R. Walls, Z. Sander, N. Flores Quiroz, V. Narayanan, S. Stevens, D. Rush, The effect of separation distance between informal dwellings on fire spread rates based on experimental data and analytical equations, Fire Technol. (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10694-020-01023-8
M. Beshir, K. Omar, F.R. Centeno, S. Stevens, L. Gibson, D. Rush, Experimental and Numerical Study for the Effect of Horizontal Openings on the External Plume and Potential Fire Spread in Informal Settlements, Appl. Sci. 11 (2021). https://doi.org/10.3390/app11052380
A. Cicione, R. Walls, S. Stevens, Z. Sander, N. Flores, V. Narayanan, D. Rush, An experimental and numerical study on the effects of leakages and ventilation conditions on informal settlement fire dynamics, Fire Technol. (2021). http://doi.org/10.1007/s10694-021-01136-8
L. Gibson, A. Cicione, S. Stevens, D. Rush, The influence of wind and the spatial layout of dwellings on fire spread in informal settlements in Cape Town, Comput. Environ. Urban Syst. 91 (2022) doi:10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2021.101734
S. Stevens, M. Beshir, D. Rush, CFD as a tool for examining fire spread mechanisms in informal settlements: faster flashover and deflected flames, Asia-Oceania Symposium on Fire Science and Technology. (2021)
Y. Wang, M. Beshir, L. Gibson, S. Stevens, L. Bisby, D. Rush. How "Informal" is an Informal Settlement Fire? SFPE Europe. 18 (2020).
World Bank. Urban FRAME : Urban Fire Regulatory Assessment and Mitigation Evaluation Diagnostic. World Bank, Washington, DC (2020).