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The incorporation and validation of empirical crawling data into the buildingEXODUS model

The incorporation and validation of empirical crawling data into the buildingEXODUS model

Muhdi, Rani, Gwynne, Steve and Davis, Jerry (2009) The incorporation and validation of empirical crawling data into the buildingEXODUS model. Safety Science, 47 (1). pp. 97-104. ISSN 0925-7535 (doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2007.12.003)

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Abstract

The deterioration of environmental conditions can influence evacuee decisions and their subsequent behaviors. Simulating evacuee behaviors enhances the robustness of engineering procedural designs, improves the accuracy of egress models, and better evaluates the safety of evacuees. The purpose of this paper is to more accurately incorporate and validate evacuee crawling behavior into the buildingEXODUS egress model. Crawling data were incorporated into the model and tested for accurate representation. Once confirmed, the data were compared to another crawling data set for validation. The buildingEXODUS model demonstrated the ability to incorporate
and compare the effects of crawling behavior. The paper further suggests some enhancements to be made to models that attempt to simulate crawling.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: buildingEXODUS, evacuation model, crawling behavior, validation
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
T Technology > TH Building construction
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis > Fire Safety Engineering Group
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Department of Computer Science
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Last Modified: 08 Oct 2019 09:26
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/5807

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