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Routine for Analysis of the People Movement Time for Elevator Evacuation.


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Klote, J. H.; Alvord, D. M.

NISTIR 4730; February 1992.

Sponsor:

General Services Administration, Washington, DC
Order number: PB92-164771

Keywords:

elevators (lifts); evacuation; evacuation time; people movement; building fires; computer models; emergencies; mathematical models

Abstract:

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.