Assessment of the Evacuation Capacity of a Crowd, Including People with Disabilities

  • Mykola KhvorostEmail author
  • Karyna Danova
Conference paper
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security book series (NAPSC)


Vulnerability of population in the terrorist threat is the main idea of the article. Regardless of the threat source, the probability to rescue people of different ages, health conditions and other factors is different. The purpose of this study is to gather information, based to make managerial decisions in optimization of the protective measures for buildings, which can be referred to “soft targets”. The goal of optimization is to provide maximum opportunities for rescuing people with different evacuation capacity, taking into account the characteristics of individual groups. This will improve the level of safety of people’s staying in public premises.


Soft targets Evacuation route Persons with disabilities 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.O.M. Beketov National University of Urban Economy in KharkivKharkivUkraine

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