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Modelling Pedestrian Escalator Behaviour

  • Michael J. Kinsey
  • Edwin R. Galea
  • Peter J. Lawrence
  • Darren Blackshields
  • Lynn Hulse
  • Rachel Day
  • Gary Sharp
Conference paper

Summary

This paper presents an escalator model for use in circulation and evacuation analysis. As part of the model development, human factors data was collected from a Spanish underground station. The collected data relates to: escalator/stair choice, rider/walker preference, rider side preference, walker travel speeds and escalator flow rates. The dataset provides insight into pedestrian behaviour in utilising escalators and is a useful resource for both circulation and evacuation models. Based on insight derived from the dataset a detailed microscopic escalator model which incorporates person-person interactions has been developed. A range of demonstration evacuation scenarios are presented using the newly developed microscopic escalator model.

Keywords

Fire Safety Evacuation Time Video Footage Evacuation Model Device Selection 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael J. Kinsey
    • 1
  • Edwin R. Galea
    • 1
  • Peter J. Lawrence
    • 1
  • Darren Blackshields
    • 1
  • Lynn Hulse
    • 1
  • Rachel Day
    • 1
  • Gary Sharp
    • 1
  1. 1.Fire Safety Engineering GroupUniversity of GreenwichLondonUK

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