Determining evacuation capability with biomechanical data

Research output: Book/ReportReport


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.


External organisations
  • Lund University
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Other Civil Engineering


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 categoryResearch

Publication series

PublisherFire Safety Eng. Lund University

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