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The SAFEGUARD fire scenario evacuation benchmark and recommendations to IMO to update MSC circ 1238

The SAFEGUARD fire scenario evacuation benchmark and recommendations to IMO to update MSC circ 1238

Galea, E.R. ORCID: 0000-0002-0001-6665, Grandison, A. ORCID: 0000-0002-9714-1605, Blackshields, D., Sharp, G., Filippidis, L., Deere, S., Nicholls, I. and Hifi, Y. (2012) The SAFEGUARD fire scenario evacuation benchmark and recommendations to IMO to update MSC circ 1238. In: SAFEGUARD Passenger Evacuation Seminar. 30 November 2012. London, UK. Papers. The Royal Institution of Naval Architects, London, UK, pp. 65-82. ISBN 978-1-909024-08-3

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Abstract

This paper describes research that eas carried-out under the EU FP7 project SAFEGUARD to develop a fire benchmark evacuation scenario for large passenger ships that could be incorporated within a modified form of the IMO evacuation analysis guidelines. The analysis has involved detailed Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) fire modelling analysis of fire scenarios, analysis of experimental data relating to fires in passenger ships and extensive evacuation simulation using two established ship based evacuation modelling tools. the aim of the fire benchmark scenario was to include the impact of the fire on the evacuating passengers without introducing the need to undertake a full fire simulation. The primary impact of the generation and spread of fire hazards considered in the benchmark analysis is the reduction in travel speeds of passengers due to smoke obscuration and a change in the evacuation procedures associated with the fire zone containing the fire. As a result of this work it is proposed that a new degraded scenario be introduced into IMO MSC Circ 1238 that requires the passengers in the identified MVZ to evacuate from the zone horizontally into the neighbouring MVZs. The proposed fire becnhmark scenario is demonstrated using a lasrge cruise ship geometry.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: SAFEGUARD Passenger Evacuation Seminar. 30 November 2012. London, UK. Papers
Additional Information: [1] This paper was first presented at the SAFEGUARD Passenger Evacuation Seminar held on 30 November 2012 at the Royal Institute of Naval Architects, London, UK and included in the Seminar Papers distributed to delegates on the day. [2] SAFEGUARD project (contract 218493) is funded under the European Union Framework 7 Transport initiative and Transport Canada Marine Safety and the Newfoundland and Labrador Research and Development Corporation. [3] This paper is listed on the University of Greenwich, School of Computing, Mathematics and Statistics, Fire Safety Engineering Group (FSEG) Publications website: http://fseg.gre.ac.uk/fire/pub.asp as FSEG External Publications No. 286.
Uncontrolled Keywords: ship evacuation, assembly station, fire evacuation, maritime vessels, passenger ships, SAFEGUARD Project, MSC circ 1238
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
V Naval Science > VM Naval architecture. Shipbuilding. Marine engineering
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/9383

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