Accession Number:

AD0755542

Title:

GPSS/360 Computer Models to Simulate Aircraft Passenger Emergency Evacuation,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CIVIL AEROMEDICAL INST OKLAHOMA CITY OKLA

Report Date:

1972-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

Live tests of emergency evacuation of transport aircraft are becoming increasingly expensive as the planes grow to a size seating hundreds of passengers. Repeated tests, to cope with random variations, increase these costs, as well as risks of injuries to participants. A method of simulating such repeated tests, by use of computer models based on statistics from measured components of the escape path, has been developed. The models utilize GPSS, a computer programming language, to represent various features of the escape process passenger mix, seating and exit configuration, door-opening delay, time on the escape slide, and slide capacity. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE