The objective is to develop a system to virtually model structural and infrastructural vulnerability and functional impairments of a city district in a heavy rainfall scenario and to make damage predictions based on this. This ranges from flooding of streets that can no longer be accessed by rescue units, to critical conditions in buildings that require immediate evacuation, to the failure of communication and supply networks (Internet, telecommunications, electricity, gas, water). This project investigates for example the propagation speed of the disturbances and cascading effects, but also measures for uninterrupted power supply by means of emergency power systems and new warning methods for short-term interaction with the population. The result will be a demonstrator that will be made available to rescue forces and commanders, for example in the context of training courses, as well as to authorities and organizations for safety and security and operators of critical infrastructure for decision support or as a moderation tool in the field of urban planning.
Key functions and components:
- Visualization of a critical scenario, its evolution and impact on neighborhoods, as well as consequences and population responses.
- Analysis of the extreme impact on built structures
- Investigation of the impacts and cascading effects in the event of a disruption or failure of infrastructure networks
- Development of a simulation platform for the analysis of artificial situations for educational purposes, as a training or moderation tool, especially for the coordination of rescue units