My area of expertise is Evacuation, and my main interest is the interaction between people and evacuation systems, e.g., way-finding systems and notification systems. Recent studies have involved evaluation of both visual and auditory way-finding systems in smoke filled tunnels, as well as studies on the design of fire alarms and way-finding systems in high-rise buildings. The research has involved both laboratory and field evacuation experiments, and most recently I have been involved in the development of Virtual Reality laboratory evacuation experiments. I am currently in charge of the development of a state-of-the-art Virtual Reality evacuation laboratory at CNRE. This laboratory will feature such technology as Head Mounted Displays (HMD) with eye track, and optical motion capture equipment.
- Arias S., Mossberg A., Nilsson D. and Wahlqvist J. (2022) A Study on Evacuation Behavior in Physical and Virtual Reality Experiments. Fire Technology 58(2): 817-849. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10694-021-01172-4.
- Kuligowski ED., Zhao X., Lovreglio R., Xu N., Yang K., Westbury A., Nilsson D. and Brown N. (2022) Modeling evacuation decisions in the 2019 Kincade fire in California. Safety Science 146 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2021.105541.
- MacIntyre JD., Abu AK., Moss PJ., Nilsson D. and Wade CA. (2022) A review of methods for determining structural fire severity—Part I: A historical perspective. Fire and Materials 46(1): 153-167. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/fam.2962.
- MacIntyre JD., Abu AK., Moss PJ., Nilsson D. and Wade CA. (2022) A review of methods for determining structural fire severity—Part II: Analysis and review. Fire and Materials 46(1): 138-152. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/fam.2961.
- Arias S., Nilsson D. and Wahlqvist J. (2021) A virtual reality study of behavioral sequences in residential fires. Fire Safety Journal 120 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.firesaf.2020.103067.