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The impact of the passenger response time distribution on ship evacuation performance

The impact of the passenger response time distribution on ship evacuation performance

Deere, S., Galea, E.R., Lawrence, P., Filippidis, L. and Gwynne, S. (2006) The impact of the passenger response time distribution on ship evacuation performance. Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects Part A: International Journal of Maritime Engineering, 148 (1). pp. 35-44. ISSN 1479-8751

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Abstract

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has adopted the use of computer simulation to assist in the assessment of the assembly time for passenger ships. A key parameter required for this analysis and specified as part of the IMO guidelines is the passenger response time distribution. It is demonstrated in this paper that the IMO specified response time distribution assumes an unrealistic mathematical form. This unrealistic mathematical form can lead to serious congestion issues being overlooked in the evacuation analysis and lead to incorrect conclusions concerning the suitability of vessel design. In light of these results, it is vital that IMO undertake research to generate passenger response time data suitable for use in evacuation analysis of passenger ships. Until this type of data becomes readily available, it is strongly recommended that rather than continuing to use the artificial and unrepresentative form of the response time distribution, IMO should adopt plausible and more realistic response time data derived from land based applications. © 2005: Royal Institution of Naval Architects.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: passenger response time, ship evacuation, evacuation modelling, computer simulation, IMO regulations
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
T Technology > TC Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis > Fire Safety Engineering Group
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Department of Mathematical Sciences
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/1062

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