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Evacuation from a Complex Structure – The Effect of Neglecting Heterogeneous Populations

Authors
Journal
Transportation Research Procedia
2352-1465
Publisher
Elsevier
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.trpro.2014.09.089
Keywords
  • Egress
  • Heterogeneity
  • Disability
  • Population
  • Behavior
  • Evacuation Process
  • Modeling
  • Human Behavior

Abstract

Abstract How is the total evacuation time of a mixed population and its subgroups predicted by the evacuation tool STEPS? Simulation using STEPS is compared with experimental data and evaluated based on individual total egress times. It was found that the total egress times were similar for the simulation and experiment, but the human behavior occurring in the experiment was not reproduced in the simulations.

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