Advanced Evacuation Analysis
Advanced evacuation analysis is meant to be a computer-based simulation that represents each occupant as an individual, and that has a detailed representation of the layout of a ship and represents the interaction between the occupants and the layout (ref to IMO MSC\Circ.1238).
Advanced evacuation analysis is conducted during concept and basic design stages to verify the effectiveness of the planned escape routes and the location of muster stations. It is also aimed at identifying and eliminating potential congestion points.
Safety at Sea has carried out advanced evacuation analysis on more than 40 passengers ships, including ropax ferries, cruise vessels and large capacity offshore construction vessels using EVI.
Validation and Verification
Component testing, functional and qualitative verification in line with Annex 3 of MSC/Circ.1238. Regarding quantitative verification, Brookes Bell Safety at Sea actively participates in research activities to ensure state-of-the-art experimental data and knowledge is incorporated promptly in all in-house software. R&D projects supporting EVI developments include:
- EC funded FP7 project
- Started September 2009, finished November 2012
- Partners: BMT, BV, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Color Line, among others
- Our activities: full scale trials on ro-pax and a cruise vessels.
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Applications of EVI
EVI can be used to aid a variety of tasks including:
- Evacuation analysis (MSCCirc.1238).
- Cruise ships layout development.
- Passenger terminals turnaround time assessment.
- Escape Evacuation and Rescue Assessments (EERA) for offshore installations.