Computational modelling of evacuation in a railway station for three configurations of the exits

2017 / Fire prevention engineering and fire prevention / Infrastructures

The study aims to compare evacuation performance in three different emergency exit configurations for a train station:

  • the first is representative of the existing layout, in which there are barriers to allow the evacuation of the train area in the event of an emergency;
  • the second, on the other hand, considers the installation of barrier turnstiles to manage the evacuation;
  • the third is representative of a barrier-free layout / turnstiles.

Thanks to the computational analysis of the evacuation it was possible to:

  • analyze the influence that the possible installation of turnstiles, to separate the train area from the rest of the station, would have on the efficiency of the evacuation;
  • compare the total evacuation times for the three different configurations.

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