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Study on effect Size of Walking Speed According to Corridor Shape

Affiliations

  • School of Architectural, Civil, Environmental, and Energy Engineering, Kyungpook National University, Korea, Republic of
  • Department of Architecture, Jeju National University, Korea, Republic of
  • Department of Fire Protection Engineering, Pukyung National University, Korea, Republic of
  • Department of Fire Protection Engineering, Changshin University, Korea, Republic of

Abstract


Background/Objectives: The walking speed is not steady and is influenced by corridor shapes. Most of evacuation simulations are using fixed walking speed, and it possible to cause an erroneous value. Methods/Statistical Analysis: In order to determine the changes and influence of walking speed depending on the shape of the pathway and the type of the crossroads, the maze-set experiment is conducted. Total 30 participants recruit as experimental subjects, and ratio of gender is same (male: 15, female: 15). The experimental site has 5 types of crossroad and all pathways of participants recorded that used experimental cameras. Findings: The average walking speed of participants is 1.08 m/s (male: 1.12 m/s, female: 1.04). The result of walking speed is lower than speed in general situation which is 1.40m/s and can form the hypothesis on walking speed affected by corridor shapes. The walking speed change by each shape corridor has meaningful difference. Based on this, the cause of different walking speed estimates that corridor shape has various effect sizes and through one-way ANOVA, it can compute by using eta squared. Application/Improvements: Corridor shapes used in paper is not representing as all of actual building. From the result, however, walking speed is not fixed value and interacts with corridor shapes.

Keywords

Corridor Shape, Effect Size, Maze-set Experiment, One-way ANOVA, Walking Speed.

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