A STUDY OF SAFE EVACUATION METHODS AND ITS RISK EVALUATION IN THE EVENT OF A SHIP FIRE

In a shipboard fire, smoke spreads rapidly and the smoke diffusion is apt to be dangerous even for people away from the area of the outbreak of the fire. Therefore in the development of an evacuation system it is necessary to include unexpected factors such as the ambiguity of human behavioural patterns. The reliability of a safe evacuation system must be carefully considered. There are no existing criteria to evaluate the safety of evacuation and the efficiency of smoke proof and smoke control systems. This paper defines a measure of risk due to smoke diffusion in the evacuation routes using a simultaneous simulation of smoke diffusion and evacuation. This risk index is compared between various safety systems and its validity is confirmed using a model of a living space and a common space in a typical cruise ship.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Trans Soc Naval Architects West Japan, n 90, Aug 1995, p 233 [12 p, 5 ref, 19 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Fukuchi, N
    • Shinoda, T
    • Yoshida, S
  • Publication Date: 1995

Language

  • Japanese

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00718231
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 27 1996 12:00AM