01 June 2006

Double-deck destination control system

Janne Sorsa & Marja-Liisa Siikonen, KONE

Double-deck elevators are used in tall buildings to reduce the core space occupied by elevators. In this article, a destination control system for double-deck elevators...

01 January 2006

Evacuation Mode for Total Building Evacuation

Kim Bärlund, Ari Kattainen, Marjukka Mäkelä & Marja-Liisa Siikonen, KONE Corporation

The logic of a total evacuation mode of an elevator system includes user interfaces and system interface requirements during an emergency situation. High-level requirements for...

16 October 2005

Aeroelastic Wind-Tunnel Testing Technique Revisited

Risto Kiviluoma, WSP WInd Engineering

Objectives of this paper are to address some reasons why and when aeroelastic wind-tunnel testing technique is worth using; propose a new construction principle of...

01 June 2005

Elevator selection with destination control system

Janne Sorsa, Henri Hakonen & Marja-Liisa Siikonen, KONE

Elevator planning is based on up-peak and calculation of handling capacity to meet the building traffic flow demand. In this article, a method to select...

01 April 2004

Understanding the natural behaviour of elevator safety gears and their triggering

Johannes de Jong, KONE

A logically operating safety gear can all of a sudden function completely erratic. This article explains the behaviour of friction, the effect of friction tolerances,...

01 April 2004

Passenger behaviour in elevator simulation

Tuomas Susi, Janne Sorsa & Marja-Liisa Siikonen, KONE

Elevators should be an integral part of a building transportation system. However, the integration of several transports and their ability to handle different kinds of...