WIT Press


Safety Of Users In Road Evacuation: General Methodology And Main Results

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT070721

Volume

96

Pages

10

Published

2007

Size

590 kb

Author(s)

F. Russo & A. Vitetta

Abstract

In this paper we present the main results of the SICURO project. The aims of the project are: • to calibrate, validate and test models and procedures to assess the effects of action to reduce risk in terms of exposure based on general real evacuations; • to construct a prototype laboratory system of models for public administration where models and procedures are implemented; • to provide public administration with guidelines for planning and managing evacuation in an urban system under emergency conditions. We present the project, the methodology and the main general results obtained from experimentation. A detailed description is reported in the other paper of the session. Keywords: risk analysis, transportation models. 1 Introduction In this paper we present the main results obtained from the SICURO project within a unifying approach for simulating and designing a transportation system under conditions of hazard. Safety and security concern threats generated by very different factors and which, in turn, generate emergency conditions, such as the 9/11, Madrid and London attacks, the Asian tsunami, and hurricane Katrina, all occurred in just the last six years. The development of models for emergency conditions in transportation systems has not received much attention in the literature. To the authors’

Keywords

risk analysis, transportation models.