Relation between BMI and exit time of a building in an emergency situation: Earthquake

Velásquez Vargas, Washington Adrián and Muñoz Arcentales, José Andrés and Salvachúa Rodríguez, Joaquín (2017). Relation between BMI and exit time of a building in an emergency situation: Earthquake. "Engineering Letters", v. 25 (n. 4); pp. 366-381. ISSN 1816-093X.

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Title: Relation between BMI and exit time of a building in an emergency situation: Earthquake
Author/s:
  • Velásquez Vargas, Washington Adrián
  • Muñoz Arcentales, José Andrés
  • Salvachúa Rodríguez, Joaquín
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Engineering Letters
Date: 17 November 2017
ISSN: 1816-093X
Volume: 25
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: BMI, earthquake, building, exit time, emergency situations, escape routes
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Otro
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

This paper states a research on what is the relation established between the Body Mass Index (BMI) and the exit time of people inside of the building when an earthquake takes place. To accomplish this goal in this article is presented a case of study in where is develop a simulation that uses as physical infrastructure a graph representation of a university building in Ecuador. The sensor nodes and the evacuation routes are also represented in this simulation. On the other hand, the study is developed using metrics as the earthquake magnitude, the body mass index, nature of soil, footwear and clothing, all of this variation combined between them allow to determine the relation of BMI and exit time in an emergency situation. As a result of this work solid conclusions are obtained, displaying the statements as the BMI is related to the exit time independently of the speed of the people, the clothing that one person is using at the moment of an emergency affect the time that they need to evacuate and it is increased with the type of shoes when walking. Another important topic that influence at the exit time is the type of soil, because it generates a considerable reduction of the speed of the person to go to an exit door. Finally, all of the experiments and the result of that are introduced in the body of this document and additional information in the appendix section.

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Item ID: 50846
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/50846/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:50846
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 25 Sep 2018 15:05
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2019 07:19
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