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Virtual Reality och människors beteende vid brand

Malthe, Fredrik LU and Vukancic, Ivan LU (2012) In LUTVDG/TVBB-5400-SE VBRM01 20121
Division of Fire Safety Engineering
Division of Risk Management and Societal Safety
Abstract
The aim of this study is to investigate whether a virtual environment can be used as a complement to conventional experiments regarding human behaviour in fires and evacuations. Initially, a study of previous research in the field of human behaviour in fires and Virtual Reality was performed. To be able to do a validation of the use of Virtual Reality in relation to conventional experiments, a previous experiment with a smoke-filled exercise tunnel was recreated as a virtual environment. The experiments in the virtual environment in this study were designed as close to the original experiments as was possible with the available resources and experience of the authors. In total, 46 subjects participated in the experiments on September 24th... (More)
The aim of this study is to investigate whether a virtual environment can be used as a complement to conventional experiments regarding human behaviour in fires and evacuations. Initially, a study of previous research in the field of human behaviour in fires and Virtual Reality was performed. To be able to do a validation of the use of Virtual Reality in relation to conventional experiments, a previous experiment with a smoke-filled exercise tunnel was recreated as a virtual environment. The experiments in the virtual environment in this study were designed as close to the original experiments as was possible with the available resources and experience of the authors. In total, 46 subjects participated in the experiments on September 24th to 28th 2012. Qualitative engineering judgments and statistical comparisons were made on a number of aspects, regarding movement paths and behaviour, in the experiments in this study and the ones in the original study. These statistical tests could not show any significant differences between the two studies. The combination of survey answers and statistical tests is considered to show that there is potential in further using Virtual Reality as a tool to study human behaviour in fires. (Less)
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author
Malthe, Fredrik LU and Vukancic, Ivan LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
Virtual Reality and Human Behaviour in Fires
course
VBRM01 20121
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Virtual Reality, Unity, experiments, validation, evacuation, fire, validering, behaviour, försök, utrymning, brand, tunnel, beteende, 3SIV
publication/series
LUTVDG/TVBB-5400-SE
report number
5400
ISSN
1402-3504
language
Swedish
id
3241801
date added to LUP
2013-02-26 07:56:05
date last changed
2014-03-10 10:40:43
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  abstract     = {The aim of this study is to investigate whether a virtual environment can be used as a complement to conventional experiments regarding human behaviour in fires and evacuations. Initially, a study of previous research in the field of human behaviour in fires and Virtual Reality was performed. To be able to do a validation of the use of Virtual Reality in relation to conventional experiments, a previous experiment with a smoke-filled exercise tunnel was recreated as a virtual environment. The experiments in the virtual environment in this study were designed as close to the original experiments as was possible with the available resources and experience of the authors. In total, 46 subjects participated in the experiments on September 24th to 28th 2012. Qualitative engineering judgments and statistical comparisons were made on a number of aspects, regarding movement paths and behaviour, in the experiments in this study and the ones in the original study. These statistical tests could not show any significant differences between the two studies. The combination of survey answers and statistical tests is considered to show that there is potential in further using Virtual Reality as a tool to study human behaviour in fires.},
  author       = {Malthe, Fredrik and Vukancic, Ivan},
  issn         = {1402-3504},
  keyword      = {Virtual Reality,Unity,experiments,validation,evacuation,fire,validering,behaviour,försök,utrymning,brand,tunnel,beteende,3SIV},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {LUTVDG/TVBB-5400-SE},
  title        = {Virtual Reality och människors beteende vid brand},
  year         = {2012},
}