Passenger Ship Evacuation – Design and Verification

  • Luis Guarin
  • Yasmine Hifi
  • Dracos Vassalos
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8526)


This paper introduces the concept of escape and evacuation from passenger ships from a perspective of ship design and risk management. As part of that process, the use of computer simulation tools for analysing the evacuation performance of ships carrying large numbers of persons on board is becoming more relevant and useful. The objective of this paper is to present the pedestrian dynamics simulation tool EVI, developed to undertake advanced escape and evacuation analysis in the design verification of cruise vessels, passenger ferries and large offshore construction vessels, among others.


Evacuation analysis passenger ships offshore vessels 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luis Guarin
    • 1
  • Yasmine Hifi
    • 1
  • Dracos Vassalos
    • 2
  1. 1.Brookes Bell – Safety at SeaUK
  2. 2.University of StrathclydeGlasgowUK

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