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A Web Application for Human Movement Validation in Building Emergency Scenarios


D. Glenck

Semester Thesis FS13 (10263)

This thesis is based on the work of Tony Wood [3] on a stochastic reachability approach to emergency building evacuation with the aim to gain better knowl- edge of the human behaviour in emergency situations. A testing platform was developed based on Dominik Fankhausers web application [2]. Data was then collected from volunteering participants and later analysed in two aspects. Firstly, the simpli ed human model, developed and used by Wood, has been reviewed. The results have revealed some human behaviour, that was not captured by the model. Namely, the decision for an exit is not deterministic with respect to the distances to the available exits. Also the decision may be delayed or in uenced by previous decisions. On the other side, the capabilities of the testing platform itself were tested, by using scenarios with predictable results. The predictions where based on the same assumptions as the platform. Thus if the predictions would not hold, the assumption would be refuted and the suitability of the platform would be questioned. Two false assumptions were identi ed: The independence to the orientation of the scenarios representation, as well as the negligence of the viewing angle.


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(13)Semester/Bachelor Thesis

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@PhdThesis { Xxx:2014:IFA_4772
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