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Microscopic Evacuation Simulation in Large-scale Buildings using EgresSIM
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Microscopic Evacuation Simulation in Large-scale Buildings using EgresSIM
Kwak, Suyeong; Nam, Hyunwoo; Jun, Chulmin;
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This paper introduces `EgresSIM`, which is microscopic evacuation simulation software. EgresSIM developed in this paper is a three-dimensional (3D) pedestrian evacuation simulator based on the improved model advanced from the floor field model(FFM), a microscopic pedestrian model. This software can simulate large size buildings that consist of a number of floors, stairs, rooms, and exit doors. Moreover, this software can arrange several hundreds or thousands of pedestrians in indoor space and check their movements through the 3D viewer in real time, as well as produce detailed results about evacuation situations such as which paths are employed by individual pedestrians, how long does it takes to evacuate, and how many evacuees are gathered at each of the exit doors. Building data needed in the simulation are constructed as XML files according to pre-defined indoor data models and information of simulation results is also created as XML log files. A moving pattern of pedestrians can be represented in many ways by adjusting the sensitivity parameters of two walk models supported by EgresSIM. Thus, evacuation simulation can be done based on many assumptions of situations such as movement to the nearest exit door or blackout after outage.
Evacuation Simulator;Indoor Evacuation;Pedestrian Simulation;Indoor Data Model;
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