Prediction Accuracy of Evacuation Times for High-Rise Buildings and Simple Geometries by Using Different Software-Tools

  • Christian Rogsch
  • Wolfram Klingsch
  • Armin Seyfried
  • Henning Weigel
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-77074-9_42

Cite this paper as:
Rogsch C., Klingsch W., Seyfried A., Weigel H. (2009) Prediction Accuracy of Evacuation Times for High-Rise Buildings and Simple Geometries by Using Different Software-Tools. In: Appert-Rolland C., Chevoir F., Gondret P., Lassarre S., Lebacque JP., Schreckenberg M. (eds) Traffic and Granular Flow ’07. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Summary

Evaluation and optimization of emergency systems can be done by means of several engineering methods, which are entirely different: macroscopic hydraulic models, which can be calculated by hand (so called handcalculation methods), and microscopic computer simulation methods. Both allow forecasting of evacuation-times for various settings. The authors compare results of four commercial software-tools (ASERI, buildingEXODUS, PedGo, Simulex) and some macroscopic handcalculation models with a real evacuation-trial in a high-rise building. Furthermore evacuation times for simple layouts of room and floor are calculated and the results are compared against each other.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Christian Rogsch
    • 1
  • Wolfram Klingsch
    • 1
  • Armin Seyfried
    • 2
  • Henning Weigel
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Wuppertal, Institute for Building Material Technology and Fire Safety ScienceWuppertalGermany
  2. 2.Central Institute for Applied Mathematics, Research Centre JülichJülichGermany

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