Analysis and Modelling of Pedestrian Movement Dynamics at Large-scale Events

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To what extent can we model the movements of pedestrians who walk across a large-scale event terrain? This dissertation answers this question by analysing the operational movement dynamics of pedestrians in crowds at several large music and sport events in the Netherlands and extracting the key crowd movement phenomena. A conceptual model and an assessment framework for pedestrian simulation models are developed specifically to describe and simulate this type of movement dynamics.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Delft University of Technology
  • Hoogendoorn, S.P., Supervisor
  • Daamen, W., Advisor
Award date10 Oct 2016
Print ISBNs978-90-5584-208-7
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Bibliographical note

TRAIL Thesis Series no. T2016/16, the Netherlands Research School TRAIL.
This thesis is a result from the research program ‘Traffic and Travel Behavior in case of Exceptional Events’ which is sponsored by the Dutch Foundation of Scientific Research MaGW-NWO


  • Crowd movement
  • operational pedestrian movement dynamics
  • Pedestrian simulation models
  • Calibration method
  • Crowd movement phenomena


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