Principles and Practice of Evacuation Modelling
24th- 28th April 2017
Fire Safety Science and Engineering is concerned with the efficient protection of life and property. To achieve this aim it relies heavily on mathematical modelling. This short course examines the role of mathematical evacuation models in fire safety science and in particular their formulation, limitations, application and interpretation of model predictions
Who should attend?
This short course in intended for those in the fire safety profession i.e. safety consultants, safety officers, architects, engineers, fire brigade officers, etc. Those attending are expected to be able to use PC Windows and operate a PC.
(1) To introduce human psychological response to fire.
(2) To introduce human physiological response to fire products.
(3) To introduce the concepts and limitations of evacuation modelling.
(4) To familiarise students with software used in the computer simulation of evacuation.
On completion of the short course, those participating should:
- be familiar with the range of human psychological and physiological responses to fire;
- be familiar with evacuation model assumptions;
- have an understanding of the capabilities and limitations of evacuation modelling software;
- be able to use egress software to assess the evacuation performance of a structure under fire conditions;
- be able to interpret model predictions.
Behavioural response of occupants to evacuation, people movement through smoke, evacuation time criteria, human behaviour on stairs, flow models, current evacuation models, building-EXODUS evacuation model, FED toxicity models.
University of Greenwich, Greenwich Maritime Campus, London.
How to book:
To book contact: Ms Vania Caldeira, University of Greenwich, Phone: +44 20 8331 8706; email: [email protected]