Fire Safety Engineering Group

Fire Safety Engineering Group

Europe’s largest university-based fire/evacuation modelling research team, FSEG specialises in computational fire engineering, particularly fire and evacuation modelling, urban-scale evacuation dynamics and pedestrian dynamics. FSEG expertise and modelling tools are used all over the world to solve safety, security and pedestrian dynamics problems.

Research activity

About us

FSEG was established in 1985 is one of the largest research groups in the world dedicated to the development and application of mathematical modelling tools suitable for the simulation of fire related phenomena. In co-operation with these organisations such as Airbus, Boeing British Aerospace, Daimler-Chrysler, European Space Agency and GEC-MARCONI, members of the group have pioneered the application of fire field models in novel environments such as air- and space-craft, the development of two-phase sprinkler/spray models for the building and aviation industry, the use of rule-based systems for evacuation simulation, the development of adaptive behaviour models for evacuation simulation and the application of parallel computing techniques to fire field modelling.

Recent publications

Article

Yakhou, Nazim , Thompson, Peter, Siddiqui, Asim Ahmed, Abualdenian, Jimmy , Ronchi, Enrico (2023), The integration of building information modelling and fire evacuation models. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Journal of Building Engineering, 63: 105557 (Part B) 2352-7102 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2022.105557).

Vaiciulyte, Sandra , Hulse, Lynn M., Galea, Edwin R., Veeraswamy, Anand (2022), Exploring ‘wait and see’ responses in French and Australian WUI wildfire emergencies. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Safety Science, 155: 105866 ISSN: 0925-7535 (Print), (doi: https://10.1016/j.ssci.2022.105866) NB Item availability restricted.

Stettler, Marc E. J. , Nishida, Robert T., de Oliveira, Pedro M., Mesquita, Léo C. C. , Johnson, Tyler J. , Galea, Edwin , Grandison, Angus , Ewer, John , Carruthers-Jones, David , Sykes, David (2022), Source terms for benchmarking models of SARS-CoV-2 transmission via aerosols and droplets. The Royal Society - Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). In: , , , . The Royal Society - Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), Royal Society Open Science, 9: 212022 (5) 2054-5703 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.212022).

Azizpour, Hooshyar , Galea, Edwin R., Erland, Sveinung, Batalden, Bjorn Morten , Deere, Steven , Oltedal, Helle (2022), An experimental analysis of the impact of thermal protective immersion suit and angle of heel on individual walking speeds. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Safety Science, 152: 105621 ISSN: 0925-7535 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2021.105621).

Wang, Zhaozhi , Galea, Edwin R., Grandison, Angus, Ewer, John , Jia, Fuchen (2021), A coupled computational fluid dynamics and Wells-Riley model to predict COVID-19 infection probability for passengers on long-distance trains. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Safety Science, 147: 105572 ISSN: 0925-7535 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2021.105572) NB Item availability restricted.

Xie, Hui and , Galea, Edwin R. (2021), A survey‐based study concerning public comprehension of two‐component EXIT / NO‐EXIT signage concepts. Wiley. In: , , , . Wiley, Fire and Materials, 46 (6) . pp. 876-887 ISSN: 0308-0501 (Print), 1099-1018 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/fam.3035).

Hulse, Lynn M. , Deere, Steven, Galea, Edwin R. (2021), Fire safety in construction: site evacuation and self-reported worker behaviour. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Safety Science, 145: 105482 ISSN: 0925-7535 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2021.105482).

Siddiqui, Asim A. , Ewer, John A., Lawrence, Peter J., Galea, Edwin R. , Frost, Ian R. (2021), Building information modelling for performance-based fire safety engineering analysis – a strategy for data sharing. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Journal of Building Engineering, 42: 102794 2352-7102 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2021.102794).

Wang, Zhaozhi , Galea, Edwin R., Grandison, Angus, Ewer, John , Jia, Fuchen (2021), Inflight transmission of COVID-19 based on experimental aerosol dispersion data. Oxford University Press. In: , , , Inflight Transmission of COVID-19 Based on Aerosol Dispersion Dat. Oxford University Press, Journal of Travel Medicine, 28: taab023 (4) ISSN: 1195-1982 (Print), 1708-8305 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/jtm/taab023).

Vaiciulyte, Sandra , Hulse, Lynn M., Veeraswamy, Anand, Galea, Edwin R. (2020), Cross-cultural comparison of behavioural itinerary actions and times in wildfire evacuations. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Safety Science, 135: 105122 . pp. 1-11 ISSN: 0925-7535 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2020.105122).

Joyce, Michael S. , Lawrence, Peter J., Galea, Edwin R. (2020), Hospital evacuation planning tool for assistance devices (HEPTAD). Wiley. In: , , , . Wiley, Fire and Materials, 45 (4) . pp. 564-582 ISSN: 0308-0501 (Print), 1099-1018 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/fam.2856).

Deere, Steven , Hui, Xie, Galea, Edwin R., Cooney, David , Lawrence, Peter J. (2020), An evacuation model validation data-set for high-rise construction sites. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Fire Safety Journal, 120: 103118 ISSN: 0379-7112 (Print), 1873-7226 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.firesaf.2020.103118).

Woolley, Anthony , Ewer, John, Lawrence, Peter, Deere, Steven , Travers, Anthony , Whitehouse, Tom , Galea, Edwin Richard (2020), A naval damage incident recoverability toolset: Assessing naval platform recoverability after a fire event. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Ocean Engineering, 207: 107351 ISSN: 0029-8018 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oceaneng.2020.107351) NB Item availability restricted.

Hunt, Aoife L. E. , Galea, Edwin R., Lawrence, Peter J., Frost, Ian R. , Gwynne, Steve M. V. (2020), Simulating movement devices used in hospital evacuation. Springer. In: , , , . Springer, Fire Technology, 56 (5) . pp. 2209-2240 ISSN: 0015-2684 (Print), 1572-8099 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10694-020-00971-5).

Grandison, Angus and , (2020), Determining confidence intervals, and convergence, for parameters in stochastic evacuation models. Springer Nature. In: , , , . Springer Nature, Fire Technology, 56 . pp. 2137-2177 ISSN: 0015-2684 (Print), 1572-8099 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10694-020-00968-0).

Hulse, Lynn M. , Galea, Edwin R., Thompson, Owain F., Wales, David (2019), Perception and recollection of fire hazards in dwelling fires. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Safety Science, 122: 104518 ISSN: 0925-7535 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2019.104518) NB Item availability restricted.

McNamee, Margaret , Meacham, Brian, van Hees, Patrick, Bisby, Luke , Chow, W.K. , Coppalle, Alexis , Dobashi, Ritsu , Dlugogorski, Bogdan , Fahy, Rita , Fleischmann, Charles (2019), IAFSS agenda 2030 for a fire safe world. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Fire Safety Journal, 110: 102889 ISSN: 0379-7112 (Print), 1873-7226 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.firesaf.2019.102889).

Vaiciulyte, Sandra , Galea, Edwin R., Veeraswamy, Anand, Hulse, Lynn M. (2019), Island vulnerability and resilience to wildfires: A case study of Corsica. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 40: 101272 ISSN: 2212-4209 (Print), 2212-4209 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2019.101272) NB Item availability restricted.

Ronchi, Enrico , Corbetta, Alessandro, Galea, Edwin R., Kinateder, Max , Kuligowski, Erica , McGrath, Denise , Pel, Adam , Shiban, Youssef , Thompson, Peter , Toschi, Federico (2019), New approaches to evacuation modelling for fire safety engineering applications. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Fire Safety Journal, 106 . pp. 197-209 ISSN: 0379-7112 (Print), 1873-7226 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.firesaf.2019.05.002).

Thompson, Owain F. , Hulse, Lynn M., Galea, Edwin R. (2018), A review of the literature on human behaviour in dwelling fires. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Safety Science, 109 . pp. 303-312 ISSN: 0925-7535 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2018.06.016).

Chooramun, Nitish , Lawrence, Peter J., Galea, Edwin R. (2018), Investigating the application of a hybrid space discretisation for urban scale evacuation simulation. Springer US. In: , , , . Springer US, Fire Technology . pp. 1-23 ISSN: 0015-2684 (Print), 1572-8099 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10694-018-0742-y).

Veeraswamy, Anand , Galea, Edwin R., Filippidis, Lazaros, Lawrence, Peter J. , Haasanen, Simo , Gazzard, Robert J. , Smith, Thomas E.L. (2017), The simulation of urban-scale evacuation scenarios with application to the Swinley forest fire. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Safety Science, 102 . pp. 178-193 ISSN: 0925-7535 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2017.07.015).

Hulse, Lynn M. , Xie, Hui, Galea, Edwin R. (2017), Perceptions of autonomous vehicles: Relationships with road users, risk, gender and age. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Safety Science, 102 . pp. 1-13 ISSN: 0925-7535 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2017.10.001) NB Item availability restricted.

Grandison, Angus , Deere, Steven, Lawrence, Peter, Galea, Edwin Richard (2017), The use of confidence intervals to determine convergence of the total evacuation time for stochastic evacuation models. Elsevier Ltd.. In: , , , . Elsevier Ltd., Ocean Engineering, 146 . pp. 234-245 ISSN: 0029-8018 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oceaneng.2017.09.047).

Hu, Xiaoqin , Jia, Fuchen, Wang, Zhaozhi, Galea, Edwin R. (2017), Grouping strategies for MPS soot transport model and its application in large-scale enclosure fires. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Fire Safety Journal, 91 . pp. 361-370 ISSN: 0379-7112 (Print), 1873-7226 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.firesaf.2017.03.045) NB Item availability restricted.

Galea, Edwin R. , Xie, Hui, Deere, Steven, Cooney, David , Filippidis, Lazaros (2017), Evaluating the effectiveness of an improved active dynamic signage system using full scale evacuation trials. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Fire Safety Journal, 91 . pp. 908-917 ISSN: 0379-7112 (Print), 1873-7226 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.firesaf.2017.03.022) NB Item availability restricted.

Wang, Zhaozhi , Jia, Fuchen, Galea, Edwin Richard, Choi, Jun-Ho (2017), A forensic analysis of a fatal fire in an indoor shooting range using coupled fire and evacuation modelling tools. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Fire Safety Journal, 91 . pp. 892-900 ISSN: 0379-7112 (Print), 1873-7226 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.firesaf.2017.03.029) NB Item availability restricted.

Galea, E. R. , Deere, S. J., Hopkin, C. G., Xie, H. (2017), Evacuation response behaviour of occupants in a large theatre during a live performance. Wiley. In: , , , . Wiley, Fire and Materials, 41 (5) . pp. 467-492 ISSN: 0308-0501 (Print), 1099-1018 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/fam.2424) NB Item availability restricted.

Galea, E. R. , Wang, Z., Jia, F. (2017), Numerical investigation of the fatal 1985 Manchester Airport B737 fire. Cambridge University Press. In: , , , . Cambridge University Press, Aeronautical Journal, 121: 1237 . pp. 287-319 ISSN: 0001-9240 (Print), 2059-6464 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/aer.2016.122) NB Item availability restricted.

Grandison, A. , Cavanagh, Y., Lawrence, P. J., Galea, E. R. (2017), Increasing the simulation performance of large-scale evacuations using parallel computing techniques based on domain decomposition. Springer US. In: , , , . Springer US, Fire Technology, 53 (3) . pp. 1399-1438 ISSN: 0015-2684 (Print), 1572-8099 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10694-016-0645-8).

Conference proceedings

Lawrence, Peter , Pellacini, Veronica, Filippidis, Lazaros, Blackshields, Darren (2022), The development of pedestrian gap acceptance and midblock pedestrian road crossing behavior utilizing SUMO. TIB Open Publishing (Technische Informationsbibliothek) - DLR Institute of Transportation Systems. In: SUMO User Conference 2021, 13th to 15th September 2021, online In: Pablo Alvarez Lopez, Olaf Angelo Banse Bueno, Maria Giuliana Armellini, Michael Behrisch, Laura Bieker-Walz, Erdmann Jacob, Yun-Pang Flötteröd, Robert Hilbrich, Ronald Nippold, Johannes Rummel (eds.), SUMO User Conference 2021. 13 – 15 September 2021, Virtual Even. TIB Open Publishing (Technische Informationsbibliothek) - DLR Institute of Transportation Systems, Hannover, Germany , 2 (1st) . pp. 33-51 2750-4425 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.52825/scp.v2i.90).

Brünig, R. , Galea, E. R., Batalden, B. M., Oltedal, H. A. (2021), A methodology for collecting donning times of thermal protective immersion suits intended to be worn by passengers on vessels operating in cold environments. IOP Publishing. In: , , , IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering (MSE. IOP Publishing, IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), 1201: 12056 (1) . pp. 1-15 ISSN: 1757-8981 (Print), 1757-899X (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/1201/1/012056).

Lawrence, Peter , Pellacini, Veronica, Galea, Edwin (2020), The modelling of pedestrian vehicle interaction for post-exiting behaviour. Central Library, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH. In: , , , Proceedings of Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics 201. Central Library, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, , 5 . pp. 271-279 ISSN: 2366-8539 (Print), (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.17815/CD.2020.60).

Monograph

Galea, Ed and , (2019), Interim Phase 1 Recommendations for the Grenfell Inquiry. Grenfell Tower Inquiry. In: , , , . Grenfell Tower Inquiry, (doi: https://www.grenfelltowerinquiry.org.uk/evidence/professor-ed-galeas-report-interim-recommendations).

Galea, E. R. , Deere, S., Xie, H., Hulse, L. , Cooney, D. (2019), Construction site evacuation safety: Evacuation strategies for tall construction sites: Research report. IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health). In: , , , . IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health), Wigston, Leicestershire (doi: https://www.iosh.com/constructionevacuation).

Galea, E. R. , Deere, S., Xie, H., Hulse, L. , Cooney, D. (2019), Construction site evacuation safety: Evacuation strategies for tall construction sites: Research summary. IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health). In: , , , . IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health), Wigston, Leicestershire (doi: https://www.iosh.com/constructionevacuation).