The influence of atmospheric circulation on evacuation safety in a semi-open parking garage

Chieh Hsin Tang, Yi Ting Tseng, Yu Chang Lin

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Abstract

This study examines the influence of the atmospheric disturbance caused by a fire in a semi-open parking garage and the resulting rapid drop of toxic gases on evacuation safety. According to a FDS simulation, the air pressure in an atmosphere of 1 kgf/m2 or a windless environment is used, each factor for hazardous escape does not reach a significant level (SFPE Handbook of Fire Protection Engineers). This indicates that even if two sides of an exterior wall are closed, in order to escape, a semi-open space is safe. However, in the industry, there is a debate on whether the influence of a different spatial format and the air pressure in the atmosphere needs to be re-assessed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)231-248
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Applied Fire Science
Volume23
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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