Apr 9 – 13, 2018
Beurs van Berlage
Europe/Zurich timezone

Virtual reality experiments for evacuation in the FCC

Apr 12, 2018, 9:20 AM
P5 Veilingzaal (1.20)

P5 Veilingzaal


Board: 4AMS17C


Silvia Alejandra Arias Osuna


Evacuation is one of the biggest challenges for the fire safety design for the Future Circular Collider (FCC). The configuration of the accelerator, where the distance to the nearest exit to the surface might be up to several kilometers, requires an evacuation design that ensures the occupants move away from the location of the fire, even if they do not know where it is located. An evacuation experiment was designed developing a realistic computer-generated model of the accelerator in virtual reality (VR). The goal of the VR experiment was the testing of the effectiveness of a set of evacuation features for way-finding. Different evacuation features were included in the VR scenarios, including alarm bells, flashing lights on compartmentation walls similar to the one developed for the CERN’s Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS) - emergency signage, etc. A modified version of the Train Inspection Monorail (TIM) was also tested in order to study its possible suitability to provide information about the direction occupants should go in case of evacuation. Results and recommendations of the VR evacuation experiments will be presented.

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