Research Methods in Tunnel Fire Distinguishing from Buildings in Evacuation

  • Jingtao Dong
  • Zhiguo YanEmail author
  • Yuxin Zhang
  • Hehua Zhu
Conference paper


Road tunnels, with large cross-section and long distance, brings about vital danger to occupants once in fire. The first few minutes in fire is extremely precious for escapers. Meanwhile, professional aid cannot be obtained. Therefore, it is quite necessary to improve the performance in fire to reduce injury and lost to a large extent. However, current research in evacuation behavior mostly focuses on building fires and has already gained some advanced and practical achievement while less on tunnel fires. Therefore, it is beneficial and efficient to study tunnel evacuation in fire based on buildings. The passage lists mainstream research methods in evacuation in tunnel fires distinguishing from building fires. It summaries the methods on the one hand. On the other hand, it provides reference for tunnel fires research.


Tunnel fire Research methods Fire VR experiment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jingtao Dong
    • 1
    • 2
  • Zhiguo Yan
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  • Yuxin Zhang
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Hehua Zhu
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory for Disaster Reduction in Civil EngineeringTongji UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Department of Geotechnical EngineeringTongji UniversityShanghaiChina
  3. 3.Key Laboratory of Geotechnical and Underground Engineering of the Ministry of EducationTongji UniversityShanghaiChina

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