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Investigating the impact of culture on evacuation behaviour – A UK Data-Set

Investigating the impact of culture on evacuation behaviour – A UK Data-Set

Galea, Edwin Richard ORCID: 0000-0002-0001-6665, Sharp, Gary, Filippidis, Lazaros, Deere, Steven and Sauter, Markus (2014) Investigating the impact of culture on evacuation behaviour – A UK Data-Set. In: Proceedings of the 13th International Fire Science & Engineering Conference, Interflam 2013 24-26th June. FSEG. ISBN 978 0 9556548-9-3

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Abstract

In this paper results from an unannounced evacuation trial conducted within a library in London, UK are presented and discussed. This experimental evacuation is part of a large international study investigating the impact of culture on evacuation behaviour. In addition, a framework to enable the systematic analysis of Response Phase behaviours is presented and applied to the trial data. The framework not only provides a consistent method for describing Response Phase behaviour, but also provides a framework for classifying and quantifying the Response Phase other than simply using the overall response time. An empirical response time model, based on data generated using the framework is also presented and applied to the evacuation trial data. The empirical response time model produces a prediction for the average response time for the trial population which is within 3.9% of the measured value. Taken across all four evacuation trials, undertaken in four different buildings in four different countries, the empirical response time model is able to predict the average
response time to within 5.0%.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: Proceedings of the 13th International Fire Science & Engineering Conference, Interflam 2013 24-26th June
Additional Information: Conference: Royal Holloway College, Nr Windsor, UK 24-26 June 2013
Uncontrolled Keywords: Investigating impact culture evaluation behaviour
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities
Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis (CNMPA) > Fire Safety Engineering Group (FSEG)
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2017 11:00
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/12786

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