Two months left until thesis defense
Today, it is merely two months left until I will defend my thesis in front of a live audience! More specifically, the thesis (entitled Rail Tunnel Evacuation) will be defended on Friday June 12, 2015, at 13.00 in E:1406, Ole Römers väg 3, Lund. Naturally, you are all very welcome. Faculty opponent is Dr. Karen Boyce, Senior Lecturer in Fire Safety Engineering, Built Environment Research Institute, School of the Built Environment, University of Ulster.
Today, I have also reached a special milestone in my progression. I have just sent a final draft of the thesis for language proof reading. That means that I am more or less finished with the content of it, and that only minor editorial changes to the content remains. That sure feels fine!
Please send me an email, or comment below, if you would like a hardcopy version of the thesis sent to you after it has been printed. I will try to distribute it by mail about one month prior to the defense. Until then, maybe some of the included papers can be of interest? You will find them here:
Paper I – Fridolf, K., Nilsson, D., & Frantzich, H. (2013). Fire Evacuation in Underground Transportation Systems: A Review of Accidents and Empirical Research. Fire Technology, 49(2), 451-475. doi: 10.1007/s10694-011-0217-x
Paper II – Fridolf, K., Nilsson, D., & Frantzich, H. (2014). The Flow Rate of People during Train Evacuation in Rail Tunnels: Effects of Different Train Exit Configurations. Safety Science, 62(C), 515-529. doi: 10.1016/j.ssci.2013.10.008
Paper III – Fridolf, K., Ronchi, E., Nilsson, D., & Frantzich, H. (2013). Movement speed and exit choice in smoke-filled rail tunnels. Fire Safety Journal, 59, 8-21. doi: 10.1016/j.firesaf.2013.03.007
Paper IV – Fridolf, K., Nilsson, D., & Frantzich, H. (2015). Evacuation of a Metro Train in an Underground Rail Transportation System: Flow Rate Capacity of Train Exits, Tunnel Walking Speeds and Exit Choice. Fire Technology, 1-38. doi: 10.1007/s10694-015-0471-4
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