SenSE4Metro – Safety Management and Emergency Response System for Subway Systems

Project Description

In the two-year project “Safety Management and Emergency Response System for Underground Systems" (SenSE4Metro) funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the safety of people in underground systems was increased by new technical and organisational measures.
The starting point was a culture-comparative approach, with which the behaviour of large crowds of people is investigated on a region-specific basis. Together with the Fraunhofer EMI, the Berlin Fire Department, ITC Engineering and renowned Indian partners, BIGS has made a particular contribution to this project, especially with regard to the cultural dependence of the behavior of rescue workers.


Vivek P. and Sitharam T. G. (2018): The effect of spherical air blast on buried pipelines: a laboratory simulation study, International Journal of Physical Modelling in Geotechnics Vol. 18 Issue 2.

Vivek, P./Sitharam, T. G. (2017): Sand ejecta kinematics and impulse transfer associated with the buried blast loading: A controlled laboratory investigation, International Journal of Impact Engineering Vol 104.

Vivek, P./Sitharam, T. G. (2017): Shock wave attenuation by geotextile encapsulated sand barrier systems, Geotextile and Geomembranes Vol. 54 Issue 3.

Kempf, Scott/Schnelle, Niklas/Vincke, Jonah/Schäfer, Frank (2017): Design an layout of an energy autarkic wireless sensor network in underground metro tunnels, Conference Paper Association for Sensors and Measures 2017.

Vincke, Jonah/Kempf, Scott/Schnelle/Niklas Schnelle/Horch, Clemens/Schäfer, Frank (2017):  Ultra-Low Power Sensor System for Disaster Event Detection in Metro Tunnel Systems Sensors & Transducers, Sensors & Transducers Vol. 212 Issue 5, pp. 15-22

Vivek, P./Sitharam, T.G. (2016): Numerical and Shock Tube Experiments for Fracture Evaluation of Gypsum Plaster Systems, Conference Paper 4th International Conference on Protective Structures (ICPS4).

11. Future Security Conference, Berlin, 12. – 13. September 2016 (Extended Abstract and Poster), EMI

3. BMBF-Innovationsforum „Zivile Sicherheit“, Berlin, 12. – 13. April 2016 (Roll-Up), EMI

Vivek, P./Sitharam, T. G./Jagadeesh, G./Reddy, K. P. N. (2015): Response of Embedded Pipeline to Surface Blast Loading, Symposium Paper 30th International Symposium on Shock Waves (ISSW30).

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