Determining evacuation capability with biomechanical data

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Abstract

Experimental data on single file pedestrian movement has been analysed and
implemented in a prototype movement model. The prototype model is developed to
predict movement of persons based on a first principle approach using basic population
data such as age, height, gender and response time to adapt the walking speed in a crowd.
The experimental data provide the biomechanical information needed in the model. The
intention with the new approach is to present a predictive capability for the future as a
consequence of the identified demographical changes observed in today's society.
Translated title of the contributionBestämning av utrymningsförmåga baserat på biomekaniska data
Original languageEnglish
PublisherBrandteknik, LTH
Commissioning bodySociety of Fire Protection Engineers
Number of pages35
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Mar 5

Publication series

Name
PublisherFire Safety Eng. Lund University
No.7048

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Other Civil Engineering

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