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The airEXODUS evacuation model and its application to evacuation certification, crew training and accident investigation.

The airEXODUS evacuation model and its application to evacuation certification, crew training and accident investigation.

Galea, E.R., Owen, M., Lawrence, P.J. and Filippidis, L. (1997) The airEXODUS evacuation model and its application to evacuation certification, crew training and accident investigation. In: Cabin Safety. Proceedings. The Royal Aeronautical Society, London, UK, 15.1-15.14. ISBN 1857680383

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Abstract

Computer based mathematical models describing the aircraft evacuation process have a vital role to play in the design and development of safer aircraft, in the implementation of safer and more rigorous certification criteria, cabin crew training and in post mortuum accident investigation. As the risk of personal injury and costs involved in performing large-scale evacuation experiments for the next generation 'Ultra High Capacity Aircraft' (UHCA) are expected to be high, the development and use of these evacuation modelling tools may become essential if these aircraft are to prove a viable reality. In this paper the capabilities and limitations of the airEXODUS evacuation model are described. Its successful application to the prediction of a recent certification trial, prior to the actual trial taking place, is described. Also described is a newly defined parameter known as OPS which can be used as a measure of evacuation trial optimality. In addition, sample evacuation simulations in the presence of fire atmospheres are described. Finally, the data requiremnets of the airEXODUS evacuation model is discussed along with several projects currently underway at the the Univesity of Greenwich designed to obtain this data. Included in this discussion is a description of the AASK - Aircraft Accident Statistics and Knowledge - data base which contains detailed information from aircraft accident survivors.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: Cabin Safety. Proceedings
Additional Information: [1] This paper was first presented at the Cabin Safety Conference held from 20-21 March 1997.
Uncontrolled Keywords: airEXODUS, evacuation modelling, aircraft
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
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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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 08:59
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/119

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