Representing Egress Behaviour in Engineering Terms
Steve M. Gwynne, Erica D. Kuligowski, Daniel Nilsson
When using engineering tools to calculate RSET, the engineer must have sufficient expertise to identify actual human factors that will influence the outcome of an evacuation in a particular situation. The engineer must then represent these factors in the engineering method selected to determine the RSET value. This paper presents a method for translating real-world conditions or situations into model scenarios that describe human response for use in a performance-based assessment. The translation will require identifying real world factors that influence human performance, understanding the nature of their impact on human performance, and then representing this impact in fundamental terms that can be employed within engineering scenarios. An example is also presented to demonstrate the method described in this paper.
June 16-18, 2010
8th International Conference on Performance-Based Codes and Fire Safety Design Methods
, Kuligowski, E.
and Nilsson, D.
Representing Egress Behaviour in Engineering Terms, 8th International Conference on Performance-Based Codes and Fire Safety Design Methods, Lund, SE, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=905037
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