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Quantifying the influencing parameters for egress in rail tunnels: an attempt to bridge the gap between research and FSE

Xavier Deckers (UGent) , Bart Van Weyenberge (UGent) and Bart Merci (UGent)
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IWT Baekeland mandaat Bart Van Weyenberge
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The paper will describe the importance of taking into account the influencing parameters for egress in rail tunnels, such as the effect of smoke on the walking speed. More in particular the gap between research and fire safety engineering will be identified. The available data from research will be listed for the influence factor of visibility on the walking speed and the influence factor from possible mitigating measures. The practical application of the quantification of the available data for FSE in rail tunnels will be analysed. A proposition will be made to fill the gap between the research and FSE for this topic. The remainder of the paper will elaborate more on the proposition of rules of good practice for taking into account the influencing factors in egress calculations. These will describe how the influence factors can be integrated in a Quantitative Risk Assessment model that was developed specifically for evaluating life safety in rail tunnels.
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rail tunnels, Human behaviour, performance based design, Evacuation analysis, Quantitative risk assessment

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Deckers, Xavier, Bart Van Weyenberge, and Bart Merci. 2014. “Quantifying the Influencing Parameters for Egress in Rail Tunnels: An Attempt to Bridge the Gap Between Research and FSE.” In Human Behaviour in Fire, Proceedings, 573–584. Camebridge, UK.
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Deckers, X., Van Weyenberge, B., & Merci, B. (2014). Quantifying the influencing parameters for egress in rail tunnels: an attempt to bridge the gap between research and FSE. Human Behaviour in Fire, Proceedings (pp. 573–584). Presented at the Human Behaviour in Fire, Camebridge, UK.
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Deckers X, Van Weyenberge B, Merci B. Quantifying the influencing parameters for egress in rail tunnels: an attempt to bridge the gap between research and FSE. Human Behaviour in Fire, Proceedings. Camebridge, UK; 2014. p. 573–84.
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Deckers, Xavier, Bart Van Weyenberge, and Bart Merci. “Quantifying the Influencing Parameters for Egress in Rail Tunnels: An Attempt to Bridge the Gap Between Research and FSE.” Human Behaviour in Fire, Proceedings. Camebridge, UK, 2014. 573–584. Print.
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  abstract     = {The paper will describe the importance of taking into account the influencing parameters for egress in rail tunnels, such as the effect of smoke on the walking speed. More in particular the gap between research and fire safety engineering will be identified. The available data from research will be listed for the influence factor of visibility on the walking speed and the influence factor from possible mitigating measures. The practical application of the quantification of the available data for FSE in rail tunnels will be analysed. A proposition will be made to fill the gap between the research and FSE for this topic. The remainder of the paper will elaborate more on the proposition of rules of good practice for taking into account the influencing factors in egress calculations. These will describe how the influence factors can be integrated in a Quantitative Risk Assessment model that was developed specifically for evaluating life safety in rail tunnels.},
  author       = {Deckers, Xavier and Van Weyenberge, Bart and Merci, Bart},
  booktitle    = {Human Behaviour in Fire, Proceedings},
  isbn         = {978-0-9933933-0-3},
  keyword      = {rail tunnels,Human behaviour,performance based design,Evacuation analysis,Quantitative risk assessment},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Camebridge, UK},
  pages        = {573--584},
  title        = {Quantifying the influencing parameters for egress in rail tunnels: an attempt to bridge the gap between research and FSE},
  year         = {2014},
}