During ascending evacuation in long stairs, there is reason to believe that factors such as fatigue,
and change in human behaviour will influence the possibility of satisfactory evacuation and affect the ascending walking speed. Based on these assumption, a 2-year research project was initiated at Lund University. This paper gives a brief description of the project and highlight some initial findings according ascending walking speed and effects of fatigue.
Norén, J., Delin, M., Fridolf, K., Kuklane, K., Halder, A., Lundgren, K., . . . Arias, S. (2015). Ascending stair evacuation - Effects of fatigue, walking speed & human behaviour. Paper presented at the the 6th International Symposium on Human Behaviour in Fire, Cambridge, UK.