Egress Complexity Of A Building

H. Donegan, A. Pollock, I. Taylor
1994 IAFSS - The International Association for Fire Safety Science : proceedings  
Any multi-compartment building may be regarded as a complex object or structure. The present Fire Safety literature does not yet offer a model to compare two or more of these structures with respect to EGRESS COMPLEXITY. This paper formalises an approach to resolve this problem and outlines the calculation of appropriate values using a defined algorithm. An ENTROPY measure is generated for network representations of buildings to reflect complexity. The calculation procedure is illustrated for
more » ... s illustrated for buildings with single floors, multi-storeys and multiple exits. The results are compared with EVACNET+.
doi:10.3801/iafss.fss.4-601 fatcat:dmrqtx2uajcxjegmj3r2tctxhi