Ascending Stair Evacuation – effects of fatigue, walking speed & human behaviour

Johan Norén, Mattias Delin, Karl Fridolf, Kalev Kuklane, Amitava Halder, Karin Lundgren Kownacki, Enrico Ronchi, Silvia Arias

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Field study of evacuation upwards long stairs, ascending evacuation, in two different buildings, 48 meters and 109 meters high. Measuring walking speed along the stair slope and vertical speed. Presenting values for different percentiles of the studied population. The importance of not using the same value for walking speed for different stairs since the design of the stairs has a strong impact, and that the vertical speed ought to be considered as well.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Behaviour in fire
Subtitle of host publication6th International Symposium
EditorsKaren Boyce
PublisherInterscience Communications Ltd
ISBN (Print)978-0-9933933-0-3
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventInternational symposium on Human Behaviour in Fire, 2015 - Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: 2015 Sep 282015 Sep 30
Conference number: 6


ConferenceInternational symposium on Human Behaviour in Fire, 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Civil Engineering


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