The ability to empty heavily populated enclosures quickly is important to the efficient day to day operation of large commercial buildings such as cinemas or rail and air mass transport vehicles. More importantly, it is an essential design feature in the event of emergency situations.
buildingEXODUS is an egress model - developed by the FSEG and written in C++ - which is designed to simulate the evacuation of large numbers of individuals from an enclosure. The model tracks the trajectory of each individual as they make their way out of the enclosure, or are overcome by fire hazards such as heat and toxic gases. The software is expert system-based, the progressive motion and behaviour of each individual being determined by a set of heuristics or rules.
For information relating to the buildingEXODUS evacuation model visit
our buildingEXODUS web pages.
You will find a range of publications relating to buildingEXODUS on
the FSEG Publications pages. Below is a list
of some of the publications relating to buildingEXODUS. See
for example publications # 90, 86, 81, 80, 78, 76, 74, 68 - 65, 61, 60.