Merging Processes of Pedestrian Queues

  • Daniel WeberEmail author
  • Florian Knorr
  • Michael Schreckenberg
Conference paper


We consider the merging of two pedestrian queues in a simple cellular automaton model. The scenario is restricted to the case of a minimal merging area (2 cells), which corresponds to the intersection of two small corridors in reality. We derive exact results for the flow and present numerical results.



Our work has been conducted within the SPIDER-project, which is part of the nationwide security research program funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) (FKZ 13 N10236).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel Weber
    • 1
    Email author
  • Florian Knorr
    • 1
  • Michael Schreckenberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Physik von Transport und VerkehrUniversität Duisburg-EssenDuisburgGermany

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