Assistance of Evacuation Planning with High-Speed Network Model-based Pedestrian Simulator

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As described in this paper, we analyzed the influence of the time necessary to begin coping behaviors on the damage caused by chemical terrorism. To calculate the damage of a chemical attack in a major rail station, our network model-based pedestrian simulator was applied with systems designed to predict hazards of indoor gas diffusion. Our network model is designed to conduct simulations much faster, taking less than few minutes for simulation with ten thousands of evacuators. Results of our analyses were used for the instruction of rail station managers in a tabletop exercise held by the Kitakyushu City Fire and Disaster Management Department.


Prediction System Coping Behavior Chemical Attack Evacuation Planning Conventional Line 
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This work was supported as a national project for urban safety commenced from 2007 by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (MEXT).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Information Technology Research Institute (ITRI) National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)Koto-kuJapan

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