A New Approach for Modelling Passenger Trains Evacuation Procedures

Virginia Alonso, Orlando V. Abreu, Arturo Cuesta, Delfín Silió
2014 Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences  
This paper presents EvacTrain 2.0 a new model to simulate and explore the results of different evacuation strategies in passenger trains. This model is stochastic and can generate several results within a few seconds. This is why it is intended to be used for decision support during emergencies. EvacTrain is compared with another evacuation model and partially validated against a fire drill. Results show that this model can provide an accurate representation of real evacuation process. The
more » ... al findings suggest a new paradigm for the application of evacuation modelling in passenger trains: their potential use for supporting emergency decisions in real-time.
doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.12.140 fatcat:m2rmk75x55cixng3dsucbjhrxe