The Metro Project: Final report
2012 (English)Report (Other academic)
This report compiles the results from the METRO project. The different parts of theproject – design fires, evacuation, integrated fire control, smoke control, extraordinarystrain onconstructions and fire- and rescue operations – are presented separately.
The most complicated and expensive part of the project was the performance of thelarge scale fire and explosion tests in the Brunsberg tunnel, where the maximum heatrelease rates measured from the metro wagon was 77 MW.
The main results from the project are new recommendations regarding design firesin mass transport systems, identification of key factors for fire and smoke spread in tunnelsand at stations as well as regarding the difficulties for disabled persons to evacuatefrom trains in tunnels, new recommended types of way guiding systems, safer design incase of explosions in trains and evaluation of the fire and rescue services’ possibilitiesand limitations in underground mass transport systems.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Västerås, 2012. , 111 p.
Studies in Sustainable Technology / Forskningsrapport, 2012:8
Fire, metro, tunnels, explosions, fire control, fire fighting
Research subject Energy- and Environmental Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-16469ISBN: 978-91-7485-145-8 (2. rev. uppl.)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-16469DiVA: diva2:575113
2nd printed edition, errata conducted.2012-12-072012-12-072015-06-26Bibliographically approved