Robbins, C.R. and McKee, S. (2001) Simulating the evacuation of a commercial airliner. Aeronautical Journal, 105 (1048). pp. 323-328. ISSN 0001-9240Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
The discrete element method is modified so as to simulate the movement of passengers evacuating an aircraft. The results display reasonable agreement with timed trials. However, by focusing on the 1985 Manchester air disaster where only some of the exits could be opened and only then a considerable time after landing, it is argued that the certification procedures are inadequate.
|Keywords:||air transportation, passenger transportation, simulation, person evacuation, aircraft, airplane, construction parameter, traffic accident, requirement, certification, discrete element method, Mathematics, Aerospace Engineering|
|Subjects:||Science > Mathematics|
|Department:||Faculty of Science > Mathematics and Statistics
|Depositing user:||Strathprints Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||26 Nov 2006|
|Last modified:||06 Jan 2017 03:08|