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Application modes of egress simulation

Application modes of egress simulation

Gwynne, Steve and Kuligowski, E.D. (2008) Application modes of egress simulation. In: Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics. Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 397-409. ISBN 9783642045035 (doi:

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Egress models are being used more frequently to simulate people movement; i.e. how people enter, use and leave a building. However, little has been written on the different aspects of people movement that can be examined and how these models may achieve this. This paper outlines six
modes in which an egress model can be applied: Naïve; Operational; Predictive; Engineered; Real-Time; and Interactive. The paper outlines what is needed to enable these application modes, in terms of data, expertise and
model functionality, and the benefits of doing so. This is intended to highlight the challenges faced by egress models and the complexities of the subject matter being examined: people movement under emergency and nonemergency
scenarios. Currently, no model includes all of the six modes
identified. The authors hope that this discussion will identify the importance of these modes, the need for them to be addressed within the same model and the clear benefits of doing so.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics
Uncontrolled Keywords: egress, people movement,
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis > Fire Safety Engineering Group
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:25

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