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Utrymning via rulltrappor

Jakobsson, Ann-Sophie and Karlsson, Viktor (2009) In LUTVDG/TVBB--5299--SE
Division of Fire Safety Engineering
Fire Protection Engineering 3,5 years
Division of Risk Management and Societal Safety
Abstract
The object of this report is to investigate whether it´s suitable or not to use escalators in exits. To make this determination, it is necessary to examine walking speeds and pedestrian traffic. Practical experiments were executed at Knutpunkten, Helsingborg, were travellers were filmed while using the escalators. The experiments were designed to test a number of variables using pre-determined scenarios. The films were later studied and walking speeds and traffic flow were received. The material also gave important insights about peoples reactions and behaviour while using the escalators. The results show small differences in walking speed between stairs and escalators. Despite this, it is not considered suitable to use today´s escalators... (More)
The object of this report is to investigate whether it´s suitable or not to use escalators in exits. To make this determination, it is necessary to examine walking speeds and pedestrian traffic. Practical experiments were executed at Knutpunkten, Helsingborg, were travellers were filmed while using the escalators. The experiments were designed to test a number of variables using pre-determined scenarios. The films were later studied and walking speeds and traffic flow were received. The material also gave important insights about peoples reactions and behaviour while using the escalators. The results show small differences in walking speed between stairs and escalators. Despite this, it is not considered suitable to use today´s escalators as a means of exit. This conclusion is based on various factors that were observed during the practical experiments. (Less)
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author
Jakobsson, Ann-Sophie and Karlsson, Viktor
supervisor
organization
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Rulltrappor, Knutpunkten, utrymning, gånghastighet, personflöde, persontäthet
publication/series
LUTVDG/TVBB--5299--SE
report number
5299
ISSN
1402-3504
language
Swedish
id
1767694
date added to LUP
2011-01-25 09:33:58
date last changed
2014-03-10 10:40:36
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  abstract     = {The object of this report is to investigate whether it´s suitable or not to use escalators in exits. To make this determination, it is necessary to examine walking speeds and pedestrian traffic. Practical experiments were executed at Knutpunkten, Helsingborg, were travellers were filmed while using the escalators. The experiments were designed to test a number of variables using pre-determined scenarios. The films were later studied and walking speeds and traffic flow were received. The material also gave important insights about peoples reactions and behaviour while using the escalators. The results show small differences in walking speed between stairs and escalators. Despite this, it is not considered suitable to use today´s escalators as a means of exit. This conclusion is based on various factors that were observed during the practical experiments.},
  author       = {Jakobsson, Ann-Sophie and Karlsson, Viktor},
  issn         = {1402-3504},
  keyword      = {Rulltrappor,Knutpunkten,utrymning,gånghastighet,personflöde,persontäthet},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {LUTVDG/TVBB--5299--SE},
  title        = {Utrymning via rulltrappor},
  year         = {2009},
}