Evacuation techniques for land buildings have been applied to passenger ships in maritime transportation. However, real and full-scale evacuation drills on a passenger ship are difficult to execute because of their high cost. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to present a system simulation model for developing an evacuation plan of a training ship by minimizing the total evacuation time. In our model, evacuation time can be expressed as a function of three variables: (1) walking speed, (2) the number of cadets turning to the left or right at T junctions, and (3) the number of cadets moving forward or aft in the corridors. We propose modifications to existing hydraulic model to incorporate human factors. We use Intel Visual Fortran Compiler to code the proposed model which is applied to a case study to show the advantage of System Simulation. In addition, the results have been checked for validity. Thus, the implications of this study may be valuable for developing an evacuation plan for a passenger ship
Liou, Chian and Chu, Ching-Wu
"A SYSTEM SIMULATION MODEL FOR A TRAINING SHIP EVACUATION PLAN,"
Journal of Marine Science and Technology: Vol. 24:
2, Article 5.
Available at: https://jmstt.ntou.edu.tw/journal/vol24/iss2/5