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Response time data for large passenger ferries and cruise ships

Response time data for large passenger ferries and cruise ships

Brown, Robert, Galea, Edwin, Deere, Steven and Filippidis, Lazaros (2012) Response time data for large passenger ferries and cruise ships. In: 5th International Symposium. Human Behaviour in Fire 2012. Symposium Proceedings. Interscience Communications Ltd., Greenwich, London, UK, pp. 460-471. ISBN 9780955654886

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Abstract

This paper outlines research that was carried-out under the EU FP7 7 project SAFEGUARD and presents three sets of passenger response time data generated from full-scale semi-unannounced assembly trials at sea. The data sets were generated from two different types of passenger ships, a RO-PAX ferry, SuperSpeed 1 (SS1) and a cruise ship, Jewel of the Seas(JoS). in total response times from over 2200 people were collected making it the largest response time data set ever collected - on land or sea. The paper presents the analysis methodology used to extract the response time data and the resultant response time distributions (RTD). A number of key findings from the data analysis will also be presented, which includes: (a) all generated RTDs are log-normal, (b)RTDs from the two SS1 trials using two different populations are very similar, (c) The combined RTD for the SS1 is almost identical to the RTD generated from the earlier published data for the same type of vessel, (d) The RTD derived for the public spaces on the JoS is significantly different to that of the SS1, (e) The RTD for public spaces and cabins are significantly different. These findings are discussed in this paper and form the basis of a recommendation to be submitted to the International Maritime Organisation to be used to frame the next iteration of the international guidelines for ship evacuation analysis.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: 5th International Symposium. Human Behaviour in Fire 2012. Symposium Proceedings
Additional Information: [1] This paper was first presented at the 5th International Symposium, Human Behaviour in Fire, held from 19-21 September 2012 at Downing College, Cambridge, UK.
Uncontrolled Keywords: evacuation, response time, cruise ships, passenger ferries
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
V Naval Science > VM Naval architecture. Shipbuilding. Marine engineering
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:22
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/9175

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