The 2001 World Trade Centre evacuation
Galea, E., Lawrence, P., Blake, S., Dixon, A. and Westeng, H. (2007) The 2001 World Trade Centre evacuation. In: Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics 2005. Springer, Berlin / Heidelberg, pp. 225-238. ISBN 9783540470625Full text not available from this repository.
The WTC evacuation of 11 September 2001 provides an unrepeatable opportunity to probe into and understand the very nature of evacuation dynamics and with this improved understanding, contribute to the design of safer, more evacuation efficient, yet highly functional, high rise buildings. Following 9/11 the Fire Safety Engineering Group (FSEG) of the University of Greenwich embarked on a study of survivor experiences from the WTC Twin Towers evacuation. The experiences were collected from published accounts appearing in the print and electronic mass media and are stored in a relational data base specifically developed for this purpose. Using these accounts and other available sources of information FSEG also undertook a series of numerical simulations of the WTC North Tower. This paper represents an overview of the results from both studies.
|Item Type:||Conference Proceedings|
|Title of Proceedings:||Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics 2005|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||World Trade Centre, evacuation, evacuation dynamics, high rise buildings, survivor experiences, numerical simulation|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science|
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
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis > Fire Safety Engineering Group
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Department of Computer Science
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Department of Mathematical Sciences
|Last Modified:||30 Nov 2011 16:52|
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