Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics

  • Richard D. Peacock
  • Erica D. Kuligowski
  • Jason D. Averill

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Data Collection (Evacuation)

  3. Data Collection (Pedestrian)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. A. Winkens, W. Klingsch, A. Seyfried
      Pages 61-70
    3. T. Rupprecht, W. Klingsch, A. Seyfried
      Pages 71-80
  4. Data Collection (Vulnerable Groups)

  5. Data Collection (Transport)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. E.R. Galea, R.C. Brown, L. Filippidis, S. Deere
      Pages 163-172

About these proceedings


An aging population, increasing obesity and more people with mobility impairments are bringing new challenges to the management of routine and emergency people movement in many countries. These population challenges, coupled with the innovative designs being suggested for both the built environment and other commonly used structures (e.g., transportation systems) and the increasingly complex incident scenarios of fire, terrorism, and large-scale community disasters, provide even greater challenges to population management and safety.

Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics, an edited volume, is based on the Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics (PED) 5th International 2010 conference, March 8th-10th 2010, located at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, USA. This volume addresses both pedestrian and evacuation dynamics and associated human behavior to provide answers for policy makers, designers, and emergency management to help solve real world problems in this rapidly developing field. Data collection, analysis, and model development of people movement and behavior during nonemergency and emergency situations will be covered as well.


Building/structure fires Disasters Evacuation modeling Evacuation/Egress Model validation Pedestrian Pedestrian modeling People movement Transportation Vertical evacuation

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard D. Peacock
    • 1
  • Erica D. Kuligowski
    • 2
  • Jason D. Averill
    • 3
  1. 1.Technology, Fire Research DivisionNational Institute of Standards andGaithersburgUSA
  2. 2.Technology, Fire Research DivisionNational Institute of Standards andGaithersburgUSA
  3. 3.Technology, Fire Research DivisionNational Institute of Standards andGaithersburgUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-9724-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-9725-8
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