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Evacuation analysis of 1000+ seat blended wing body aircraft configuration: computer simulations and full-scale evacuation experiment

Evacuation analysis of 1000+ seat blended wing body aircraft configuration: computer simulations and full-scale evacuation experiment

Galea, E.R., Filippidis, L., Wang, Z., Lawrence, P.J. and Ewer, J. (2011) Evacuation analysis of 1000+ seat blended wing body aircraft configuration: computer simulations and full-scale evacuation experiment. In: Peacock, Richard D., Kuligowski, Erica D. and Averill, Jason D., (eds.) Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics. Springer USA, pp. 149-151. ISBN 9781441997241 (Print), 9781441997258 (Online) (doi:10.1007/978-1-4419-9725-8_14)

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Abstract

Blended Wing Body (BWB) aircraft with around 1000 passengers
and crew are being proposed by aircraft manufacturers. This type of aircraft configuration is radically different from conventional tube type passenger aircraft and so it is essential to explore issues related to both fire and evacuation for these configurations. Due to both the large size and the unusual nature of the cabin layouts, computer simulation provides the ideal method to explore these issues. In this paper we describe the application of both fire and evacuation simulation to BWB cabin configurations. The validity of the computer evacaution simulations is
also explored through full-scale evacuation experiments.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: aircraft evacuation, aircraft fire, modelling, full-scale evacuation trial
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
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 > Fire Safety Engineering Group
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Department of Mathematical Sciences
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:16
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/6430

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