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Publication Citation: More Thoughts on Defaults

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Author(s): Steve M. Gwynne; Erica D. Kuligowski; Michael Spearpoint;
Title: More Thoughts on Defaults
Published: September 18, 2012
Abstract: In this paper, the use of default values in egress models is explored and specific values are proposed to combat issues of model misuse. The authors suggest that defaults should represent the most credibly conservative estimates available for core egress components represented within the model.
Conference: 2012 Human Behaviour in Fire Symposium
Pages: 15 pp.
Location: Cambridge, -1
Dates: September 18-21, 2012
Keywords: egress, egress modeling, model defaults, human behavior in fire, performance-based design
Research Areas: Building and Fire Research