Evacuation Safety Evaluation in the Event of a Fire in a Shopping Center with a Connected Passageway in Korea

Seo-Young Kim, Ha-Sung Kong
2021 Turkish Journal of Computer and Mathematics Education  
In this study, scenarios were developed to evaluate evacuation safety in the event of a fire in a shopping center with a connected passageway and to reduce Required Safe Egress Time (RSET). The RSET for all occupants by scenario is as follows: The first scenario which used the general evacuation route took 20 minutes and 7 seconds. The second scenario which used the third floor's connected passageway for third and fourth floor, and using first floor entrance for first and second floor to
more » ... e took 14 minutes and 11 seconds. The evacuation time was 36 minutes and 52 seconds for scenario 3, which only used the fire escape stairs. The fourth scenario took 4 minutes and 19 seconds and used a connected passageway on every floor. Overall, this study shows that RSET for all occupants is reduced when a connected passageway is installed on every floor in shopping centers. Henceforth, more research is needed to determine whether connected passageway is a single firefighting object or a separate structure.
doi:10.17762/turcomat.v12i5.956 fatcat:s7wtw5ioybggrcmvq64755eixm