Fire Dynamics Simulation and Evacuation for a Large Shopping Center (Mall), Part II, Evacuation Scenarios
American Journal of Energy Engineering
Volume 3, Issue 4-1, July 2015, Pages: 72-78
Received: May 31, 2015; Accepted: Jun. 1, 2015; Published: Jun. 15, 2015
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Authors
Khalid A. Albis, Mechanical Engineering Department, College of Engineering & Islamic Architecture, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
Ahmed F. Abdel Gawad, Mechanical Engineering Department, College of Engineering & Islamic Architecture, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
Muhammad N. Radhwi, Mechanical Engineering Department, College of Engineering & Islamic Architecture, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
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Abstract
Evacuation plans in large malls are very essential in cases of emergency especially fire. Many fatalities may occur among panicked people running and pushing to get out of these burning places. The present study considers evacuation cases corresponding to the fire cases that were considered in part I. It is established that evacuation planning is vital to help people get out of the mall without being exposed to suffocation due to smoke inhaling or having accidents due to panic rush in corridors and over the stairs/escalators.
Keywords
Fire Dynamics Simulation, Smoke Propagation, Evacuation, Shopping Center (Mall)
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Khalid A. Albis, Ahmed F. Abdel Gawad, Muhammad N. Radhwi, Fire Dynamics Simulation and Evacuation for a Large Shopping Center (Mall), Part II, Evacuation Scenarios, American Journal of Energy Engineering. Special Issue: Fire, Energy and Thermal Real-Life Challenges. Vol. 3, No. 4-1, 2015, pp. 72-78. doi: 10.11648/j.ajee.s.2015030401.15
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