Influence of Spreading Hazardous Material in Macroscopic Evacuation Dynamics: A Proof of Concept

  • Simone Göttlich
  • Sebastian Kühn
  • Jan Peter Ohst
  • Stefan Ruzika
Conference paper


In this article, an evacuation model describing the egress in case of danger is considered. The underlying evacuation model is based on continuous network flows, while the spread of some gaseous hazardous material relies on an advection–diffusion equation. A proof of concept shows differences to the usually used macroscopic evacuation models.


Evacuation Dynamic network flows Optimization 



S. Ruzika is partially supported by BMBF, Project REPKA, FKZ 13N9961 (TU KL). S. Kühn and J.P. Ohst are supported by Stiftung Rheinland-Pfalz für Innovation, Project EvaC, FKZ 989.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Simone Göttlich
    • 1
  • Sebastian Kühn
    • 2
  • Jan Peter Ohst
    • 2
  • Stefan Ruzika
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Business Informatics and MathematicsUniversity of MannheimMannheimGermany
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsUniversity of KaiserslauternKaiserslauternGermany

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