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Fire and evacuation analysis in BWB aircraft configurations: Computer simulations and large-scale evacuation experiment

Fire and evacuation analysis in BWB aircraft configurations: Computer simulations and large-scale evacuation experiment

Galea, E.R, Filippidis, L., Wang, Z. and Ewer, J. (2010) Fire and evacuation analysis in BWB aircraft configurations: Computer simulations and large-scale evacuation experiment. The Aeronautical Journal, 114 (1154). pp. 271-277. ISSN 0001-9240

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Abstract

How long would it take to evacuate a blended wing body (BWB) aircraft with around 1,000 passengers and crew? How long would it take an external post-crash fire to develop non-survivable conditions within the cabin of a BWB aircraft? Is it possible for all the passengers to safely evacuate from a BWB cabin subjected to a post-crash fire? These questions are explored in this paper through computer simulation. As part of project NACRE, the airEXODUS evacuation model was used to explore evacuation issues associated with BWB aircraft and to investigate fire issues, the CFD fire simulation software SMARTFIRE was used. The fire and evacuation simulations were then coupled to investigate how the evacuation would proceed under the conditions produced by a post-crash fire. In conjunction with this work, a large-scale evacuation experiment was conducted in February 2008 to verify evacuation model predictions. This paper presents some of the results produced from this analysis.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] First published: April 2010. [2] Published as: The Aeronautical Journal, (2010), Vol. 114, (1154), pp. 271-277.
Uncontrolled Keywords: fire and evacuation analysis, blended wing body (BWB) aircraft, computer simulations, large-scale evacuation, experiments
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
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
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Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/3611

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