High Level Architecture (HLA) compliant distributed simulation platform for disaster preparedness and response in facility management

Abstract

By imitating chaotic disaster situations in risk-free settings, disaster-related simulation can be helpful for training of response participation, damage evaluation, and recovery planning. However, each single simulation needs to interact with others because different simulation combinations are required due to numerous disasters and their complex effects on facilities, and diverse response efforts. We therefore developed a distributed simulation platform for disaster response management by using the High Level Architecture (HLA) (IEEE 1516) to promote its future extendibility. With a focus on the facility damage after an earthquake and fire, disaster response simulations—including evacuation, emergency recovery, and restoration—interact with a seismic data feeds, and structural response and building fire simulations. This base platform can provide information on possible damages and response situations to reduce confusions in disaster responses. With the strongest features of HLA, which is reusability and extendibility, additional disaster simulators could be coupled for all-time disaster management.

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@article{Hwang2016HighLA, title={High Level Architecture (HLA) compliant distributed simulation platform for disaster preparedness and response in facility management}, author={Sungjoo Hwang and Richmond Starbuck and SangHyun Lee and Min Ji Choi and Suelbi Lee and Moonseo Park}, journal={2016 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC)}, year={2016}, pages={3365-3374} }