Sensitivity Analysis of the Local Route Choice Parameters of the Continuum Model Regarding Pedestrian Movement Phenomena

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Numerous pedestrian simulation models have been proposed in the last decade, many of which simulate the movement behaviour of pedestrians microscopically. However, the numerous degrees of freedom of microscopic models complicate the calibration process severely. Moreover, the computation speed of many microscopic simulation models leaves much to be desired. Especially in cases where computation speed is essential and no microscopic data is available to calibrate the model, macroscopic models outperform microscopic models. This study provides a detailed assessment of the impact of the combination of delay and density within the formulation of the local route choice behaviour on the predicted movement dynamics of the crowd in a continuum model [9, 10]. This study aims to understand how the parameters of the respective versions of the continuum model influence the development crowd movement phenomena. The impact of the parameter sets of the continuum model is assessed for a uni-directional bottleneck, uni-directional corner rounding, bidirectional straight walking and intersecting movements.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTraffic and Granular Flow '15
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 11th Conference on Traffic and Granular Flow, Nootdorp, The Netherlands
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-33482-0
ISBN (Print)978-319-33481-3
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event11th Traffic and Granular Flow Conference - Nootdorp, Netherlands
Duration: 27 Oct 201530 Oct 2015


Conference11th Traffic and Granular Flow Conference
Abbreviated titleTGF15


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