An intelligent agent simulation of shipboard damage control
Andrade, Sylvio F.
Rowe, Neil C.
Gaver, Donald Paul
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A fire on board a ship presents special challenges. It requires not only special anti-fire devices but well-trained teams of firefighters. Since crews rotate periodically, there is a need for ongoing personnel training and not all crew members have the same amount of training. A significant problem is how to assess the effectiveness of a team of firefighters with different skills in a real situation. A team should work together efficiently and follow standard procedures correctly if it is to successfully extinguish the fire within a reasonable period of time and with minimum damage. The question is: What skills are of most importance to a successful team of firefighters? It is difficult to carry out physical experiments without risking human lives and material losses. This thesis uses a reactive agent-based simulation to study the possible importance of different firefighting skills and anti-fire devices to the prosecution of fire on board a ship.
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