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
    Country/TerritoryNetherlands
    CityNootdorp
    Period22/10/201424/10/2014
    Internet address

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    CC BY-NC-ND license

    Keywords

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

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