Faculty Advisor or Committee Member

Robert W. Fitzgerald, Advisor

Faculty Advisor or Committee Member

Guillermo F. Salazar-Ledezma, Committee Member

Faculty Advisor or Committee Member

T. J. Shield, Committee Member

Identifier

etd-0503103-114955

Abstract

This study proposed a concept and a method for building egress analysis. The works of this research include: develop procedures to analyze the egress system of a plan, propose methods and a program to identify target spaces in evacuation, present a dynamic blocking viewpoint of an egress system, dedicate a way to identify the threatening room of fire origin, and create an occupant evacuation model (ESM), whose functions are: to simulate the occupant evacuation in a building in the static and the dynamic blocking situations, to record the people changes at every compartment during evacuation, and to review the clearing times of different compartments.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Degree Name

PhD

Department

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Project Type

Dissertation

Date Accepted

2003-05-03

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Subjects

target space, STELLA, evacuation simulation, plan analysis, Buildings, Evacuation, Egress

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