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Validation of the buildingEXODUS Evacuation Model

Validation of the buildingEXODUS Evacuation Model

Gwynne, S., Galea, E.R., Owen, M., Lawrence, P. and Filippidis, L. (1998) Validation of the buildingEXODUS Evacuation Model. CMS Press, Greenwich, London, UK. ISBN 1899991298

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Abstract

In this paper, the buildingEXODUS (V1.1) evacuation model is described and discussed and attempts at qualitative and quantitative model validation are presented. The data sets used for validation are the Stapelfeldt and Milburn House evacuation data. As part of the validation exercise, the sensitivity of the buildingEXODUS predictions to a range of variables is examined, including: occupant drive, occupant location, exit flow capacity, exit size, occupant response times and geometry definition. An important consideration that has been highlighted by this work is that any validation exercise must be scrutinised to identify both the results generated and the considerations and assumptions on which they are based. During the course of the validation exercise, both data sets were found to be less than ideal for the purpose of validating complex evacuation models. However, the buildingEXODUS evacuation model was found to be able to produce reasonable qualitative and quantitative agreement with the experimental data.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: [1] CMS Press No: 98/IM/29.
Uncontrolled Keywords: buildingEXODUS, EXODUS software, computer software, software tools, evacuation simulation, buildings
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
T Technology > TH Building construction
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/123

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