Full scale tunnel evacuation experiment to determine appropriate emergency exit portal designs in road tunnels

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In this paper, the execution and results of an evacuation experiment that was conducted in a road tunnel in Stockholm in 2014 is presented. The primary objective of the experiment was to evaluate the effectiveness of different emergency exit portal designs, and other technical installations/aids in the tunnel, during a fire evacuation in smoke. Based on the results, it is concluded that the emergency exit portal design, which was developed and evaluated prior to the experiment, seems appropriate for the intended use. However, in order to increase the portal may be complemented with information signs on the wall opposite to the exit, way-finding signs including distances to the closest emergency exits on both tunnel walls, and a loudspeaker installation that can inform evacuating people about the location of the available exits.


Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden
  • Bengt Dahlgren Brand & Risk
  • MTO Säkerhet AB
  • Swedish Transport Administration

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Annan samhällsbyggnadsteknik
Titel på värdpublikationProceedings from the Seventh International Symposium on Tunnel Safety and Security
Undertitel på gästpublikationMontréal, Canada, March 16-18, 2016
RedaktörerAnders Lönnermark, Haukur Ingason
FörlagSP Technical Research Institute of Sweden
ISBN (tryckt)9789188349118
StatusPublished - 2016
Peer review utfördNej
EvenemangSeventh International Symposium on Tunnel Safety and Security
- Montreal, Kanada
Varaktighet: 2016 mar 162016 mar 18


KonferensSeventh International Symposium on Tunnel Safety and Security