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Representing the influence of signage on evacuation behavior within an evacuation model

Representing the influence of signage on evacuation behavior within an evacuation model

Filippidis, Lazaros, Galea, Edwin R., Gwynne, Steve and Lawrence, Peter (2006) Representing the influence of signage on evacuation behavior within an evacuation model. Journal of Fire Protection Engineering, 16 (1). pp. 37-73. ISSN 1042-3915 (doi:10.1177/1042391506054298)

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Abstract

Occupant interaction with signage systems is being introduced into evacuation simulations through the newly developed concept of the Visibility Catchment Area or VCA. In this article, we describe the concept of VCA and how it has been extended to incorporate the presence of physical obstructions and termination distance. The VCA concept is then linked to a prototype behavior model intended to represent the occupant's interaction with the signage system. The functionality and performance of the newly developed model is then demonstrated through the simulation of various evacuation scenarios within a hypothetical supermarket layout

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: evacuation, evacuation simulation, evacuation model, signage, visibility
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Department of Mathematical Sciences
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis > Fire Safety Engineering Group
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/925

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