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Representing egress behavior in engineering terms

Representing egress behavior in engineering terms

Gwynne, S., Kuligowski, E. and Nilsson, D. (2010) Representing egress behavior in engineering terms. In: 8th International Conference on Performance-Based Codes and Fire Safety Design Methods, 16–18 Jun 2010, Lund, Sweden.

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Abstract

When using engineering tools to calculate the required safe egress time (RSET), the engineer must have sufficient expertise to identify actual human factors that will influence the outcome of an evacuation in a particular situation. The engineer must then represent these factors in the engineering method selected to determine the RSET value. This paper presents a method for translating real-world conditions or situations into model scenarios that describe human response for use in a performance-based assessment. The translation will require identifying real world factors that influence human performance, understanding the nature of their impact on human performance, and then representing this impact in fundamental terms that can be employed within engineering scenarios. An example is also presented to demonstrate the method described in this paper.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Paper)
Additional Information: [1] This paper was presented on 17 June 2010 within the Fire Safety Design Methods session at the 8th International Conference on Performance-Based Codes and Fire Safety Design Methods held from 16–18 June 2010 in Lund, Sweden. [2] It was organized by Society of Fire Protection Engineers, SFPE Sweden Chapter, International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) and Lund University, Sweden.
Uncontrolled Keywords: required safe egress time, egress behaviour
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Computing & 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/10801

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