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Network Simulation for Pedestrian Flows with HyDEFS

Kathrin Klamroth, Bruno Lang, Armin Seyfried, Michael Stiglmayr

Abstract


The reliable simulation of pedestrian movement is an essential tool for the security aware design and analysis of buildings and infrastructure. We developed HyDEFS, an event-driven dynamic flow simulation software which is designed to simulate pedestrian movement depending on varying routing decisions of the individual users and varying constraints. HyDEFS uses given density depending velocities to model congestions and evaluates flow distributions with respect to average and maximum travel time. This is of particular importance when considering evacuation scenarios. 

We apply HyDEFS on two small networks and cross validate its results by time-discrete and time-continuous calculations.


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pedestrians; event-driven simulation software; varying routing; macroscopic

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17815/CD.2020.24

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