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dc.contributor.authorPeréz‐VillaLonga, F.
dc.contributor.authorSalmerón, J.
dc.contributor.authorWood, R.K.
dc.date2008
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-25T23:03:10Z
dc.date.available2013-09-25T23:03:10Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.citationPeréz‐VillaLonga, F., Salmerón, J. and Wood, R.K., 2008, “Dynamic Escape Routes for Personnel on a Naval Ship,” Naval Research Logistics, 55, pp. 785‐799.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/36725
dc.descriptionNaval Research Logistics, 55, pp. 785‐799.en_US
dc.descriptionCenter for Infrastructure Defense (CID) Paper.en_US
dc.description.abstractWe propose a “dynamic escape route system” for emergency evacuation of a naval ship. The system employs signals that adapt to the causative contingency and the crew’s physical distribution about the ship. A mixed-integer nonlinear programming model, with underlying network structure, optimizes the evacuation process. The network’s nodes represent compartments, closures (e.g., doors, hatches) and intersections, while arcs represent various types of passageways. The objective function integrates two potentially conflicting factors: average evacuation time, and the watertight and airtight integrity of the ship after evacuation. A heuristic solves the model approximately using a sequence of mixed-integer linear approximating problems. Using data for a Spanish frigate, with standard “static routes” specified by the ship’s designers, computational tests show that the dynamic system can reduce average evacuation times nearly 23%, and can improve a combined measure of ship integrity by up to 50%. In addition, plausible design changes to the frigate yield further, substantial improvements.en_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titleDynamic Evacuation Routes for Personnel on a Naval Ship (DRAFT)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Operations Research
dc.subject.authorEvacuation & Emergency Managementen_US


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