Evacuation from a Complex Structure: The Effect of Neglecting Heterogeneous Populations

Janne Gress Sørensen, Anne Dederichs

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Abstract

How is the total evacuation time of a mixed population and its subgroups predicted by the evacuation tool STEPS? Simulation using STEPS is compared with experimental data and evaluated based on individual total egress times. It was found that the total egress times were similar for the simulation and experiment, but the human behavior occurring in the experiment was not reproduced in the simulations.
Original languageEnglish
JournalTransportation Research Procedia
Volume2
Pages (from-to)792-800
Number of pages9
ISSN2352-1465
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventThe Conference on Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics 2014 - Nootdorp, Netherlands
Duration: 22 Oct 201424 Oct 2014
Conference number: 7
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Conference

ConferenceThe Conference on Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics 2014
Number7
CountryNetherlands
CityNootdorp
Period22/10/201424/10/2014
Internet address

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Keywords

  • Egress
  • Heterogeneity
  • Disability
  • Population
  • Behavior
  • Evacuation process
  • Modeling
  • hHuman behavior

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