Study of Movement Speeds Down Stairs

  • Bryan L. Hoskins
  • James A. Milke

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Fire book series (BRIEFSFIRE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Bryan L. Hoskins, James A. Milke
    Pages 1-3
  3. Bryan L. Hoskins, James A. Milke
    Pages 5-17
  4. Bryan L. Hoskins, James A. Milke
    Pages 19-28
  5. Bryan L. Hoskins, James A. Milke
    Pages 29-30
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 31-70

About this book

Introduction

The Study of Movement Speeds Down Stairs closely examines forty-three unique case studies on movement patterns down stairwells. These studies include observations made during evacuation drills, others made during normal usage, interviews with people after fire evacuations, recommendations made from compiled studies, and detailed results from laboratory studies. The methodology used in each study for calculating density and movement speed, when known, are also presented, and this book identifies an additional seventeen variables linked to altering movement speeds. The Study of Movement Speeds Down Stairs is intended for researchers as a reference guide for evaluating pedestrian evacuation dynamics down stairwells. Practitioners working in a related field may also find this book invaluable.

Keywords

density egress evacuation speed stairs

Authors and affiliations

  • Bryan L. Hoskins
    • 1
  • James A. Milke
    • 2
  1. 1.University of MarylandCollege ParkUSA
  2. 2.College ParkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-3973-8
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-3972-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-3973-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2193-6595
  • Series Online ISSN 2193-6609
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