SECURITY IN METRO - AN EXAMPLE FOR SIMULATION OF EVACUATION FROM SUBWAY

Radoje B. Jevtic

DOI Number
10.22190/FUWLEP1603197J
First page
197
Last page
208

Abstract

Evacuation presents one of the most important, the most responsible and the most complex tasks related to human safety in facilities generally. Evacuation from facilities or certain places is needed for different reasons: fire, explosion, flood, earthquake, etc. This is especially important for special-purpose facilities such as subway (metro). Such facilities are characterized by heavy traffic and frequent transit of people and vehicles; therefore, the possibilities and probability for accidents or disasters are great. This is always open and actual problem, which was confirmed great number of people who couldn’t be evacuated and were killed by disasters. Possibilities for evacuation in subway are smaller due to much rapid spread of fire and smoke than in open space, as well as the length of tunnels. This paper has been written to show the possible evacuation situation and calculate minimum time needed for evacuation in case of 3600 m long metro with emergency exits at every 1200 m.


Keywords

evacuation, simulation, metro

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