Routine for Analysis of the People Movement Time for Elevator Evacuation.
Routine for Analysis of the People Movement Time for
Klote, J. H.; Alvord, D. M.
NISTIR 4730; February 1992.
Sponsor:General Services Administration, Washington, DC
Order number: PB92-164771
elevators (lifts); evacuation; evacuation time; people
movement; building fires; computer models; emergencies;
This paper is part of a project sponsored by the U. S.
General Services Administration (GSA) to study occupant
use of elevators during building evacuations. A
detailed method of anlaysis of people movement by
elevators during emergency building evacuation is
presented including the time for people to enter and
exit elevators and the equations of elevator car motion.
Also a computer program for people movement during
elevator evacuation and examples. Runs of this are
listed in appendices. The method and computer routine
presented in this paper are intended to be used in a
later part of the GSA elevator project to help study the
feasibility of elevator fire evacuation.