Modelling evacuation using escalators: a London Underground dataset
Kinsey, Michael J., Galea, Edwin R. and Lawrence, Peter J. (2012) Modelling evacuation using escalators: a London Underground dataset. In: PED 2012: 6th International Conference on Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics. Springer-Verlag, Berlin / Heidelberg .
This paper presents a brief analysis of an escalator human factors dataset collected in a London Underground (subway) station in England. The data analysis highlights and quantifies a variety of escalator human factors. Using the buildingEXODUS evacuation software, a series of evacuation scenarios of a hypothetical underground station are then presented. The simulation results demonstrate that escalator strategies and associated human factors can have a
considerably influence upon an evacuation compared to using stairs alone.
|Item Type:||Conference Proceedings|
|Title of Proceedings:||PED 2012: 6th International Conference on Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics|
|Additional Information:|| The conference proceedings will include written contributions of poster and oral presentations as well as keynote talks. Proceedings still in press.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||escalator, evacuation, modeling, pedestrian, human factors, London Underground subway, transit station|
|Subjects:||T Technology > T Technology (General)|
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences|
|Last Modified:||26 Oct 2012 10:44|
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