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Human Evacuation Simulation During Disaster: A Web Tool

  • Guru Prakash Ramaguru
  • Venkata Dilip Kumar PasupuletiEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Intelligent Transportation and Infrastructure book series (LNITI)

Abstract

One of the most important steps after any disaster is evacuating people towards temporary shelters where minimum requirements for life are planned. Planning for the temporary locations and evacuating people towards them is always a challenging job for the government or any other organization which takes care of the post-disaster scenario. This is especially true for those places that are very remote or places that have been hit by a disaster for the first time. So, this arises an important study to be done for the simulation of evacuation scenarios within the stipulated time. In this study, a simple two-dimensional tool is developed which calculates the total evacuation time for a given scenario. This will also help the planners to choose the locations of temporary shelters so that people are equally distributed. Alternative paths for evacuating or moving people can also be simulated if locations of obstacles are incorporated in the input file of the program. As a case study, a small town of two thousand people is considered and evacuation simulations are carried out for various scenarios.

Keywords

Disaster simulation Agent evacuation Tool development 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guru Prakash Ramaguru
    • 1
  • Venkata Dilip Kumar Pasupuleti
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Computer Science EngineeringInternational Institute of Information TechnologyHyderabadIndia
  2. 2.School of Engineering SciencesMahindra Ecole CentraleHyderabadIndia

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