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Modelling pedestrian escalator behaviour

Modelling pedestrian escalator behaviour

Kinsey, Michael J., Galea, Edwin R. ORCID: 0000-0002-0001-6665, Lawrence, Peter J. ORCID: 0000-0002-0269-0231, Blackshields, Darren ORCID: 0000-0001-8940-0024, Hulse, Lynn ORCID: 0000-0001-5582-3520, 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:

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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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