Title Evacuation Route Factoring Change of Direction and Spatial Behavior of Convertible Paths
Authors 공은미(Kong, Eun-Mi) ; 김찬주(Kim, Chan-Ju)
DOI https://doi.org/10.5659/JAIK.2022.38.3.37
Page pp.37-45
ISSN 2733-6247
Keywords Urban disaster; Mixed-use Building; Evacuation route; Spatial behavior; Convertible path; Change of direction
Abstract This study aims to propose a convertible path through an evacuation route analysis factoring spatial behavior and change of direction. Initially, a site survey was conducted to assess the evacuation routes of the area. The number of routes and change of direction from each unit towards the evacuation destinations were checked. The pedestrian volumes were then analyzed according to the site to propose a convertible path to examine the relationship between spatial behavior and evacuation routes. The results revealed that the evacuation stairs must be easily located for users to recognize. When determining escape routes, route planning should reduce the change of direction and number of routes from each unit towards the emergency exit; the evacuation flow needs to incorporate the pedestrian volume and evacuation level. Lastly, the convertible path must take into consideration the minimum change of direction, shortest distance to escape and a pedestrian route from each unit to the evacuation exit.