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EXIT89: An Evacuation Model for High-Rise Buildings - Recent Enhancements and Example Applications.


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Fahy, R. F.

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE). International Conference on Fire Research and Engineering (ICFRE). Proceedings. September 10-15, 1995, Orlando, FL, SFPE, Boston, MA, Lund, D. P.; Angell, E. A., Editor(s)(s), 332-337 pp, 1995.

Sponsor:

National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD

Keywords:

fire research; high rise buildings; evacuation; time lag; handicapped; occupants

Abstract:

The origin and basic features of EXIT89 have been described in previous papers. This paper will concentrate on a brief discussion of the framework of the model, a description of recent enhancements made to the model and will present example applications of the model that illustrate some of its features. EXIT89 was designed to model the evacuation of a large building with the capability of tracking each occupant individually. The output of this model, in combination with a fire and smoke movement model using the same building layout, can be used to predict the effects of cumulative exposure to the toxic environment present in a structure fire.