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Document Typedissertation
Author NameShen, Tzu-Sheng
TitleBuilding Planning Evaluations for Emergency Evacuation
DepartmentCivil & Environmental Engineering
  • Robert W. Fitzgerald, Advisor
  • Guillermo F. Salazar-Ledezma, Committee Member
  • T. J. Shield, Committee Member
  • Keywords
  • target space
  • evacuation simulation
  • plan analysis
  • Date of Presentation/Defense2000-12-18
    Availability unrestricted


    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.

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