Behaviour and Perception-based Pedestrian Evacuation Simulation
This contribution reports on the research project SKRIBT and some of its results. An evacuation simulation based on VISSIM's pedestrian dynamics simulation was developed, that - with high time resolution - integrates results from studies on behavior in stress and crisis situations, results from CFD models for e.g. fire dynamics simulations, and considers visibility of signage and — adding a psychological model — its cognition. A crucial issue is the cognition of smoke or fire by the occupant and his / her resulting spontaneous or deliberate reaction to this episode.
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SKRIBT is funded by the German Ministry of Education and Science (BMBF). The authors thank Dmitri Danewitz and Peter Ehrhardt for SKRIBT-related project work and software development.
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