Aircraft Fire and Evacuation Simulation

Prof. Ed Galea, Director, Fire Safety Engineering Group, University of Greenwich

16th January 2014

Doors open at 18:00 with refreshments available; the lecture starts at 18:30 Concorde Room, BAWA Leisure Centre, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol BS34 7RG

Attendance is free and open to members and non-members. 

The evacuation certification trial is an aviation benchmark, requiring that all the passengers must safely evacuate from an aircraft within 90 seconds, through 50% of the available exits. Prof. Ed Galea will present his research into aircraft fire safety, considering factors such as human behaviour, fuel flashover data and available exits, and ask whether the certification testing is really good enough?

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