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Simulating the evacuation of a commercial airliner

Robbins, C.R. and McKee, S. (2001) Simulating the evacuation of a commercial airliner. Aeronautical Journal, 105 (1048). pp. 323-328. ISSN 0001-9240

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Abstract

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.

Item type: Article
ID code: 2028
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
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Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2006
Last modified: 04 Sep 2014 10:29
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/2028

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