The 5th Fire and Evacuation Modeling Technical Conference was held on September 9-11, 2020 as a Hopin.to virtual conference.
Dates: September 9-11, 2020
Location: Virtual Conference on Hopin.to
Thank you to those who participated and attended in FEMTC 2020. We hope you enjoyed the conference, and look forward to seeing you next time. This page will be updated in the next month with archives of the event, with videos, papers and presentations.
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Please see the list of talks below grouped by day and Key Speakers are marked with a ★ symbol.
1★ - Welcome to FEMTC 2020
Eric Benson - Thunderhead Engineering
2★ - Evacuation Modelling Cognitive Biases: Research, Development, And Application
Michael Kinsey - Arup Shanghai
3 - FIRIA – FDS Modelling Of A Large Underground Cavern Of CERN’s LHC Accelerator Complex
Berta Rubio Pascual - CERN, European Organization for Nuclear Research
4 - Modeling Waiting Behavior at Train Stations with Cellular Automaton
Tobias Schrödter - Forschungszentrum Jülich
5 - CFD Study On The Interaction Between The Water Sprays And Longitudinal Ventilation In Tunnel Fires
Patricio Valdés Gacitúa - IDIEM - Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación de Estructuras y Materiales
6★ - Evacuation modelling and COVID-19
Enrico Ronchi - Department of Fire Safety Engineering, Lund University
7 - Optimization Of The Evacuation Of The Music Festival Grounds Using A Numerical Model
Petra Okřinová - Brno University Of Technology
8 - Some Effect Of Interpersonal Distance Constraints In Modeling Wayout Finding From An Exhibition Hall
Fabio Alaimo Ponziani - Ministry of the Interior - Italy
9 - Numerical Modeling Of Scaled Down Fire Experiments
Mateusz Zimny - The Main School of Fire Service
10★ - New Developments in FDS
Kevin McGrattan - National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
11 - Fire Driven Flow within Cavities Behind Perforated Cladding
Rui Sun - Hydrock Consultants
12 - Fire In A Naturally Ventilated Room: A Comparison Between Real-Scale Tests And FDS Simulation
Riccardo Mattia Candido - Cantene S.r.l
13 - Heritage Implications In Egress And Modelling
Georgette Harun - Fire and Civil Engineering, York University
1★ - Social Distance, Queues, and More: Movement Research at Thunderhead Engineering
Brian Hardeman - Thunderhead Engineering
2★ - Modelling And Mapping People Movement In Hospitals
Steve Gwynne - Movement Strategies
3 - Evacuation Simulation Modelling For A Deep Underground Subway Station
Benjamin J.J. Chan - AECOM Singapore Pte Ltd
4 - Movement Through Fire Smoke – Past Research and Current Standards Development
Daniel Nilsson - University of Canterbuy, NZ
5 - Coupling Of Evacuation And Fire Modelling Through Soot Level Analysis
He-in Cheong - Imperial College London
6★ - Soft Target Protection Analysis Using Pedestrian Simulation
Tomas Apeltauer - Recognity s.r.o.
7 - Evacuation Strategy Planning - Special Requirements For Hospital Departments
Judit Rauscher - Doctoral School on Safety and Security Sciences, Óbudai University, Hungary
10★ - Multiparametric CFD Analyses To Understand The Key Variables In Car Park Smoke Control
Wojciech Węgrzyński - Building Research Institute (ITB), Poland
11 - Thermal Actions for Structural Analysis of Existing Buildings: Case Study and Developments
Eric Tonicello - Ingénierie et Sécurité Incendie Sàrl - Lausanne, Switzerland
12 - Authenticating Crowd Simulation Software Models For Stadium Design
Julia Ferri - Fire and Civil Engineering, York University
1★ - Updates from the SFPE Research Roadmap and the Research Foundation
Chris Jelenewicz - Society of Fire Protection Engineering (SFPE)
2★ - Virtual And Augmented Reality Application For Human Behavior In Disasters
Ruggiero Lovreglio - Massey University
5 - Experimental And Numerical Investigation Of A Car Fire With Fixed-Firefighting System
Stephan Klüh - FOGTEC Brandschutz GmbH, Cologne, Germany
6★ - Evacuation Analysis of a Large Experimental Cavern of the CERN Accelerator Complex
Giordana Gai - CERN, European Organization for Nuclear Research
7 - Recent Research and Development Overview
Brian Hardeman - Thunderhead Engineering
8 - Evacuation Modeling Of An Historical Casino In Case Of Fire
Monica Capobelli - Guidi & Partners S.r.l.
9 - Evacuation Modelling – Application To An Office Building Using Several Simulation Tools
Romain Hourqueig - Studio Fahrenheit
10★ - The FDS Pressure Equation: Intuitive Understanding and Solution Strategies
Susanne Kilian - hhpberlin Ingenieure für Brandschutz GmbH
11 - Social And Physical Pedestrian Sizes And Their Impact On The Decision-Based Modelling
Jana Vacková - FNSPE, Czech Technical University in Prague
12 - Intelligent Egress In A Historical Building
Matteo Pugnalin - Guidi & Partners S.r.l.
13 - Role Of The Cost Function For Material Parameter Determination
Patrick Lauer - University of Wuppertal, Germany