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Collection of evacuation data for large passenger vessels at sea

Collection of evacuation data for large passenger vessels at sea

Galea, Edwin ORCID: 0000-0002-0001-6665 , Brown, Robert, Filippidis, Lazaros ORCID: 0000-0002-1852-0042 and Deere, Steven ORCID: 0000-0001-5171-2014 (2011) Collection of evacuation data for large passenger vessels at sea. In: Peacock, Richard D., Kuligowski, Erica D. and Averill, Jason D., (eds.) Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics. Springer, New York / Dordrecht / Heidelberg / London, pp. 163-172. ISBN 978-1-4419-9724-1, (e-ISBN) 978-1-4419-9725-8 (doi:

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In the past decade, significant effort has gone into the planning and execution of full-scale sea trials in an attempt to improve, calibrate and validate existing evacuation models for passenger ships. In September, 2009 two assembly exercises were conducted at sea onboard the RO-PAX ferry SuperSpeed 1 by team members of the EU-funded project SAFEGUARD. The exercises were conducted with passengers during routine sailings between the ports of Kristiansand, Norway and Hirtshals, Denmark. Between both trials, a total of 1,769 passengers were assembled, on day one, 902 passengers and on day two 867 passengers. As part of the data collection exercise, passenger response time data was collected – using video cameras – and passenger movement data was collected using a novel infrared (IR) based position logging system. This paper briefly describes the development and testing of the data acquisition system and briefly discusses preliminary results.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: This paper forms part of the proceedings of The Fifth International Conference on Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics (PED 2010), held 8-10 March 2010, at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA.
Uncontrolled Keywords: ship evacuation, full-scale trial, validation data, infra-red tracking
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
T Technology > TH Building construction
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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