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Volume 40, 2018River Flow 2018 - Ninth International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics
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|Published online||05 September 2018|
A Study on Evacuation Safety at Inundated Stairs by using Real-scale Hydraulic Model Experiment
Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology, Hydro Science and Engineering Research Institute, 283 Goyang-daero Ilsanseo-gu Goyang-si Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
2 Graduate School of Inha University, 100 Inha-ro Nam-gu Incheon, South Korea
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
In recent years, sudden and local downpours in Korea have become more frequent. These rainfall patterns increase load on drainage system and reduce ability to exclude inland water, leading to flooding. If such rainfall patterns lead to flash floods especially in dense urban areas, sudden submergence of underground spaces by floods can be a fatal threat to life. Therefore, it is very important to secure evacuation routes in case of inundated underground spaces. In this study, we tried to determine evacuation safety by understanding hydraulic characteristics of inundated stairs that could become evacuation routes in underground spaces. For this purpose, water depth and volume flow rate were measured at each point of inundated stairs, and data obtained from results were used to evaluate evacuation safety at each step.
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