Pathfinder: An Agent-Based Egress Simulator

  • C. Thornton
  • R. O’Konski
  • B. Hardeman
  • D. Swenson
Conference paper

Abstract

Pathfinder is an agent-based egress simulator. It uses a combination of steering behaviors and physical constraints to simulate large-scale occupant behavior and evacuation times based on the movement of individual occupants or agents. In this poster, we present algorithms used in Pathfinder, validation and verification results, and a review of Pathfinder’s graphical user interface and output visualization features.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Thornton
    • 1
  • R. O’Konski
    • 1
  • B. Hardeman
    • 1
  • D. Swenson
    • 1
  1. 1.Thunderhead Engineering Consultants, Inc.ManhattanUSA

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