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Below are listed a selection of FSEG research projects.  More information concerning these projects can be found by reference to the cited research publications.  If you require additional information please feel free to contact the research director. The research projects are divided into two broad categories, those associated with FIRE ANALYSIS and those associated with EVACUATION ANALYSIS.

Research projects associated with Evacuation

Wildfire: Human Behaviour and Evacuation Modelling GEO-SAFE Workshop, February 20, 2020December 2019 new pic
Improving Evacuation Safety of Construction Sites (funded by IOSH)May 2016
Geospatial based Environment for Optimisation Systems Addressing Fire Emergencies (GEO-SAFE)May 2016
GATEway: Greenwich Automated Transport EnvironmentOctober 2015
Automated Serious Game Scenario Generator for Mixed Reality Training (AUGGMED)June 2015
LIFEBID: KTP project, Lessons In Fire and Evacuation Behaviour in DwellingsMay 2013
GETAWAY: EU FP7 Faster than real time evacuation simulation for incident managementNov 2011
IDIRA: EU FP7 Large scale disaster modellingMay 2011
AircraftFire: EU FP7 projectJanuary 2011
Wayfinding ProjectDecember 2009
BESECU: EU FP7 cross-cultural study of behaviour in emergency evacuationsJanuary 2009
Computer simulation of elevators for evacuation and pedestrian dynamicsSeptember 2008
SAFEGUARD: EU FP7 project concerned with large passenger ship evacuationApril 2008
EGO: EPSRC project Guidance on the design of ships for enhanced escape and evacuation.January 2008
AVATARS:EU FP6 STREP concerned with pedestrian dynamics in passenger terminalsSeptember 2005
VELA: EU FP5 project concerned with Blended Wing Body Passenger AircraftSeptember 2005
Analysis of published accounts relating to the evacuation of the World Trade Center on 11 September 2001December 2004
Behavioural Performance of People during Circulation and Movement in Building EnvironmentsJune 2004
World Trade Center 9/11 Evacuation StudyJune 2004
FIRE-EXIT: EU Framework 5 Project concerned with fire and evacuation analysisJanuary 2004
VERRES : EU project concerned with evacuation issues associated with VLTADecember 2003
AASK DatabaseDecember 2003
Signage Legibility Distances as a Function of Viewing AngleNovember 2003
Analysing the Gothenburg fire: the application of Computational Fire Engineering Tools to Forensic Fire AnalysisNovember 2003
Measuring Human Performance in Ship Evacuation conditions of Static heelJuly 2001
The Development of a marine evacuation modelJanuary 2001
Visibility Catchment area of Exits and SignsJanuary 2001
Evacuee pre-movement times extracted from fire drills in education and hospital facilitiesJanuary 2001
Modelling the Evacuation Capability of a Listed BuildingJanuary 2001
Developing a capability to simulate evacuation of elderly locomotion impaired occupants from buildingsJanuary 2001
Characterising the time required to evacuate non-ambulant patients from one fire zone to another in hospitalJanuary 2001
The Simulation of Building Evacuation under Hazardous and Non-Hazardous ConditionsJanuary 2001
The Simulation of Aircraft Evacuation Under Hazardous and Non-Hazardous ConditionsJanuary 2001
Simulating Occupant interaction with smokeJanuary 2001
Adaptive decision making in response to crowd formationJanuary 2001
Evacuating an Overturned Smoke Filled Rail CarriageMarch 2000

Research projects associated with Fire

Title Date
GETAWAY: EU FP7 Faster than real time evacuation simulation for incident managementNov 2011
AircraftFire: EU FP7 projectJanuary 2011
SAFEGUARD: EU FP7 project concerned with large passenger ship evacuationApril 2008
Investigating the Swissair Flight 111 In-flight Fire using the SMARTFIRE CFD fire simulation softwareNovember 2003
Utilising networks of standard office PCs to run SMARTFIRE in parallelNovember 2003
Development Of Standards For Fire Field ModelsSeptember 2001
SMARTFIRE: Fire Simulation modelling using an integrated CFD Environment with Knowledge Based ReasoningJanuary 2001
A Semi-automated approach to CAD input into CFD Based Fire Modelling ToolsJanuary 2001
Automatic Dynamic Control of CFD based Fire Modelling SimulationsJanuary 2001
Applying the Local Equivalence Ratio Concept to Fire Field ModelsJanuary 2001
A comparison of predictions produced by the SMARTFIRE Gaseous Combustion Model with Experimental Room Fire dataJanuary 2001
SAFETY FIRST - Assessment of ship firesJanuary 2001
Fire Detection and Suppression Simulation (FIREDASS)February 1996
Fire Propagation in High Rise Buildings
Modelling of Flashover and Backdraft using Fire Field Models
Fire Field Modelling in Micro-Gravity Environments
Aircraft Fire Field Models
Use of Two-Fluid Techniques to Model Turbulent Diffusion Flames
Fire Field Modelling on Parallel Computers
Structural Response of Steel and Composite Materials During Fire
Systematic Comparison of Fire Field Model Predictions with Experiment
Fire-Sprinkler Simulations Using the Eulerian-Eulerian Approach
Field Modelling of Ceiling Mounted Smoke Vents
Lagrangian - Eulerian Modelling of Sprinkler Systems


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