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Investigating the impact of culture on evacuation behaviour: a Polish data-set

Investigating the impact of culture on evacuation behaviour: a Polish data-set

Galea, Edwin ORCID: 0000-0002-0001-6665, Sharp, Gary, Sauter, Markus, Deere, Steven ORCID: 0000-0001-5171-2014 and Filippidis, Lazaros (2012) Investigating the impact of culture on evacuation behaviour: a Polish data-set. In: 5th International Symposium. Human Behaviour in Fire 2012. Symposium Proceedings. Interscience Communications Ltd, Greenwich, London, UK, pp. 62-73. ISBN 978-0-9556548-8-6

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Abstract

In this paper result from an unannounced evacuation trial conducted within a library in Warsaw Poland are presented and discussed. The 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% of the measured value. In addition to presenting Response Phase data, a data-set suitable for the validation of evacuation models is also presented. This consists of both egress times and time dependent density measurements. Building exodus predictions of the evacuation are compared with the validation data and shown to be in good agreement with the measured data.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: 5th International Symposium. Human Behaviour in Fire 2012. Symposium Proceedings
Additional Information: [1] This paper was first presented at the 5th International Symposium, Human Behaviour in Fire, held from 19-21 September 2012 at Downing College, Cambridge, UK.
Uncontrolled Keywords: evacuation behaviour, culture
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences
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Last Modified: 15 Jul 2019 15:52
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Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/9165

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