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Modelling pedestrian escalator behaviour

Modelling pedestrian escalator behaviour

Kinsey, Michael J., Galea, Edwin R., Lawrence, Peter J., Blackshields, Darren, Hulse, Lynn, Day, Rachel and Sharp, Gary (2010) Modelling pedestrian escalator behaviour. In: Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics 2008. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Berlin / Heidelberg, Germany, pp. 689-695. ISBN 978-3-642-04503-5 (print), 978-3-642-04503-5 (eISBN) (doi:10.1007/978-3-642-04504-2_66)

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Abstract

This paper presents an escalator model for use in circulation and evacuation analysis. As part of the model development, human factors data was collected from a Spanish underground station. The collected data relates to: escalator/stair choice, rider/walker preference, rider side preference, walker travel speeds and escalator flow rates. The dataset provides insight into pedestrian behaviour in utilising escalators and is a useful resource for both circulation and evacuation models. Based on insight derived from the dataset a detailed microscopic escalator model which incorporates person-person interactions has been developed. A range of demonstration evacuation scenarios are presented using the newly developed microscopic escalator model.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics 2008
Additional Information: [1] In Part II Simulation and Modeling. [2] This paper forms part of the proceedings of the 4th international conference on "Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics", held 27-29 February 2008, Wuppertal University, Wuppertal, Germany.
Uncontrolled Keywords: pedestrian behaviour, escalator, evacuation model, circulation model, human factors, modelling
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Q Science > QA Mathematics
T Technology > TH Building construction
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis > Fire Safety Engineering Group
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Department of Mathematical Sciences
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:05
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/1776

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