Simulating the interaction of occupants with signage systems
Filippidis, Lazaros, Lawrence, Peter, Galea, Edwin R. and Blackshields, Darren (2009) Simulating the interaction of occupants with signage systems. Fire Safety Science: Proceedings of the Ninth International Symposium, 9. pp. 389-400. ISSN 1817-4299Full text not available from this repository.
This paper describes the introduction of chained signage systems into evacuation simulation models. Signage systems are widely used in buildings to provide information for wayfinding, thereby providing exiting information during emergencies and assisting in navigation during normal circulation of pedestrians.
Recently a system was developed to introduce simple signs into egress models. The system, known as Visibility Catchment Area or VCA, allowed similated agents to interact with signs which point directly to an exit and signs which are located directly above the exit. However, this approach was not able to represent the more general situation of a sign netwokr within an arbitrarily complex building. In this paper we extend the method to include chained signage systems which provides simulated agents that are unfamiliar with the structure a means by which to navigate to an emergency exit.
The model includes the associated navigation behaviours exhibited by occupants that rely on a signage system for navigation including: Searching behaviours, Backtracking behaviours, Lost behaviours and Communication behaviours. The new features are demonstrated through a series of demonstration cases and are shown to produce plausible results.
|Additional Information:||The Ninth International Symposium on Fire Safety Science was held at the University of Karlsruhe 21-26 September 2008. The symposium was organized by the International Association for Fire Safety Science (IAFSS) and co-hosted by the German Fire Protection Association (Vereinigung zur Förderung des Deutschen Brandschutzes, VFDB), with the local organization by the Research Centre for Fire Protection Technology (Forschungsstelle für Brandschutztechnik) at the University of Karlsruhe.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||building evacuation, wayfinding, signage, human behaviour, egress modelling, evacuation modelling,|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics|
T Technology > TH Building construction
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences|
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis > Fire Safety Engineering Group
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Department of Mathematical Sciences
|Last Modified:||28 Aug 2012 17:10|
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