Evacuation in long stairs upwards

Evacuation in long stairs upwards: Fatigue, walking speed and behavior.

The primary goal of the project has been to increase knowledge about human performance during evacuation upwards in long stairs (including stationary escalators) and to produce new data as a basis for evacuation modeling. Through literature studies and experiments, walking speeds and physical exhaustion were studied, among other things. The new data reported are judged to be useful for both design and calibration of evacuation models. A new model that allows an estimate of how long a person can move upwards with regard to physical capacity and degree of fatigue has been developed within the framework of the project.