ENERGY COST AND STAIR DESIGN: A PRELIMINARY REPORT
Staircases are ancient devices, yet the contemporary design handbook recommendations and building code specifications, lacking factual information on human responses to them, are based on rules of thumb dated from Roman times. The paper describes a series of tests on normal healthy subjects using the treadmill, oxygen consumption metering equipment, and an electrocardiograph. Preliminary results indicate that rate of climb is an important factor, and that for each stair there is an optimum speed.
- Presented at the ASCE Specialty Conference May 31- June 2, 1972 in Washington, D.C. and compiled in the book entitled "Man/Transportation Interface".
New York, NY USA 10017-2398
- Templer, J A
- Corcoran, P J
- Publication Date: 1972
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 20 p.
- TRT Terms: Commuter service; Human factors; Passenger service; Railroad stations; Rapid transit; Stairs
- Old TRIS Terms: Stairways
- Subject Areas: Operations and Traffic Management; Passenger Transportation; Railroads; Safety and Human Factors; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00054121
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: American Society of Civil Engineers
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 3 1974 12:00AM