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More Thoughts on Defaults



Steve M. Gwynne, Erica D. Kuligowski, Michael Spearpoint


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 Dates
September 18-21, 2012
Conference Location
Cambridge, UK
Conference Title
2012 Human Behaviour in Fire Symposium


egress, egress modeling, model defaults, human behavior in fire, performance-based design


Gwynne, S. , Kuligowski, E. and Spearpoint, M. (2012), More Thoughts on Defaults, 2012 Human Behaviour in Fire Symposium, Cambridge, UK (Accessed April 16, 2024)
Created September 17, 2012, Updated October 12, 2021