American Society of Civil Engineers


A Methodology for Modelling Emergency Evacuation Based on Transit System


by Haitao Wu, (College of Traffic&Transportation, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu 610031, China E-mail: hito_wu@163.com), Guozhong Ma, (College of Traffic&Transportation, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu 610031, China), and Jianghong Wang, (College of Traffic&Transportation, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu 610031, China)

pp. 3877-3882, (doi:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/41039(345)639)

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: International Conference on Transportation Engineering 2009
Abstract: This study is conducted to review and evaluate existing emergency evacuation procedures, and to make recommendations for the use of transit system to enhance evacuation efficiency in China. A framework of emergency evacuation based on transit system is presented in this paper. The framework is composed of hazard analysis module, evacuation traffic generation module, evacuation plan module and evacuation implementation module. The methodologies and strategies of each module are also given in detail.


ASCE Subject Headings:
Emergency management
Evacuation
Rapid transit systems