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Modelling evacuation using escalators: a London Underground dataset

Modelling evacuation using escalators: a London Underground dataset

Kinsey, Michael J., Galea, Edwin R. ORCID: 0000-0002-0001-6665 and Lawrence, Peter J. ORCID: 0000-0002-0269-0231 (2012) Modelling evacuation using escalators: a London Underground dataset. In: PED 2012: 6th International Conference on Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics. Springer-Verlag, Berlin / Heidelberg.

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Abstract

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: [1] 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)
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:21
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/8466

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