08/06/09 01:36PM | Category: EPT
REGAL's efforts to provide safer surroundings and a secure environment continue to grow on a daily basis. As REGAL continues to moves forward and actively work with government agencies using the Evacuation Planning Tool, new additions are currently in the process of being developed. REGAL is in the beginning stages of constructing and incorporating road networks along with plume dispersion models into the EPT software.
Along with the capabilities to simulate loading scenarios, the entry of people into venues or buildings, the ability to simulate metal detectors, elevators and queuing areas, the Evacuation Planning Tool will soon be able to replicate the impact of an evacuation of hundreds of people onto existing road networks. Along with studies of an evacuation pertaining to a building or venue, REGAL will be able to take it to the next level and analyze what type of impact a situation small or large, will have on the public roadways, transportation systems, and surrounding environments.
Once REGAL constructs the road networks, their Team will also incorporate the development of a plume dispersion model. This will involve a study and simulation of the Calvert Cliff's Power Plant along with the Patuxent River Naval Station which is located in Southern Maryland. Working closely with local and federal governments, REGAL will build and incorporate a Geographic Information System (GIS) model based on the area around the power plant and the Naval Base. A data collection process will take place to study the effects if a plume or an explosion were to occur, the evacuation of the facility and the surrounding environments, and also the impact on the local highway system. REGAL is very excited for this task and is looking forward to the experience and the expansion of the Evacuation Planning Tool.