The safety of people must be the ultimate goal when planning and managing buildings. In case of desasters, it is very difficult to predict the spread of fire, smoke and pollutants, and especially the behavior of people. It is necessary to study a large number of scenarios and to vary the scenarios interactively. It is the only way to examine the effects of building control measures, the intervention of safety and support staff and the design of the building and its control system and to optimize their effectiveness. On this basis, the security and auxiliary staff can be trained.
In the iSiGG project, three areas, building and structural control, fluid mechanics (behavior of fire and gases) and people are each modeled as their own systems with different system behaviors and interactively simulated. The simulations are linked via interfaces and interact permanently. iSiGG is designed as a platform in the form of software as a service (SaaS).
The system will be used for many different participants in the construction industry and facility management, such as designers, operators, owners, security personnel, government agencies, insurance (to evaluate the effectiveness of safety planning and safety, fire protection and evacuation of buildings in accordance with DIN 4201 and ISO 23601, to identify and improve vulnerabilities). The iSiGG simulator is embedded in a virtual BIM environment (Building Information Modeling). As a predictive decision-making tool that is intuitive to use, the simulator provides necessary and far-reaching insights into evacuation plans, building design, and other planning considerations for residential buildings, skyscrapers, shopping centers, stadiums, airports, rail and subway stations.
Within the framework of this project, SimPlan is responsible for the crowd (pedestrian) flow simulation and for parts of the coupling between pedestrian flow and CFD simulation. The following partners are involved in the project:
This project receives funds from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The funding (FKZ: 01IS15025A-C) is part of the project KMU-innovativ, section “Softwaresysteme und Wissenstechnologien”.