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The 3rd Symposium of Lift and Escalator Technologies, September 2013 was organised jointly by the Lift Engineering Section of Northampton University and the CIBSE Lifts Group.


The proceedings are available to download here.

The document includes the following papers:

  • Cabin Ventilation, Code Requirements and Experimental Results R. Smith, University of Northampton, UK.  Video
  • Vibration Problems in Lift and Escalator Systems: Analysis Techniques and Mitigation Strategies S. Kaczmarczyk, University of Northampton, UK. Video
  • Traffic Patterns in Hotels and Residential Buildings M. Siikonen, KONE Corporation, Finland.  Video 
  • Passenger Flow Pattern Learning Based on Trip Counting in Elevator Systems Combined with Real-Time Information R. Basagoiti1, M. Beamurgia1, R. Peters2, S. Kaczmarczyk3, 1Mondragon University, 2Peters Research Ltd, 3University of Northampton.  Video
  • A Review of Waiting Time, Journey Time and Quality of Service R. Smith1, S. Gerstenmeyer2, 1ThyssenKrupp Elevator, UAE, 2ThyssenKrupp Aufzugswerke, Germany.  Video 
  • Converting the User Requirements into an Elevator Traffic Design: The HARint Space L. Al-Sharif, Osama F. Abdel Aal, M. A. Abuzayyad, A. M. Abu Alqumsan, University of Jordan, Jordan.  Video
  • Lift Design for Modern Office Buildings: What is the Market Looking For? L. Halsey, Canary Wharf Contractors Ltd, UK.  Video
  • Modelling and Simulation of the Dynamic Behaviour of Elevator Systems S. Mirhadizadeh, S. Kaczmarczyk, University of Northampton, UK. Video
  • Modelling and Simulation of a High-Rise Elevator System to Predict the Dynamic Interactions Between its Components R. Sánchez Crespo, S. Kaczmarczyk, P. Picton, H. Su, M. Jetter.  Video
  • UK’s First Urban Cable Car: A Project Review of The Emirates Airline D. Cooper.  Video
  • Application of Linear Motor Technology for Variable Speed Passenger Transportation Systems A. Pello, I. G. Mieres, J. Mendiolagoitia, J. Ojeda, J. Sesma, B. Meier.  Video
  • Non-Linear Energy Accumulation Buffers N. Mellor, Lift and Escalator Industry Association (LEIA).  Video
  • The Application of Simulation to Traffic Design and Dispatcher Testing R. Peters, Peters Research Ltd, UK.  Video
  • Derivation of an Elevator Round Trip Time Formula Under Up-Peak Traffic for the Case of Four Special Conditions R. Khaleel1, L. Al-Sharif1, M. Salahat2, 1Mechatronics Engineering Department, University of Jordan, Jordan, 2Mechatronics Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering Technology, Balqa Applied University, Jordan.  Video
  • Common Misconceptions Regarding Elevator Traffic Simulations T. M. Christy, Otis Elevator Company, USA
  • The Revision of EN81-1 and EN81-2 to Become EN81-20 and EN81-50 I. Jones, Otis Ltd, UK.  Video
  • Simplified Energy Calculations for Lifts Based on ISO/DSO 25745-2, G. Barney1, A. Lorentea2, 1Gina Barney Associates, UK, 2Universidad  de  Zaragoza, Spain. Video

Press Report by David Cooper