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Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics [Hardcover]

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Is the behaviour of a crowd in an emergency situation predictable? Are the different patterns occurring in pedestrian flow based on common rules? How does panic change human reactions? These and other questions have been the scope of the international conference on Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics. This book contains elaborate manuscripts written by scientists as well as practitioners from various disciplines: architecture, civil, naval and fire safety engineering, physics, computer science and mathematics. There has been considerable progress over the last decade and the central topic of human motion and behaviour has come more and more into the centre of interest, mainly due to increasing computer power and the development of new simulation models. This is the first conference dealing with modelling and simulation of pedestrian and crowd movement as well as the dynamical aspects of evacuation processes.

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Pages   452
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.5" Width: 6.5" Height: 1.3"
Weight:   1.75 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Dec 6, 2001
Publisher   Springer
ISBN  3540426906  
ISBN13  9783540426905  

Availability  83 units.
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very topical for obvious reasons  Oct 1, 2006
In light of recent natural disasters (New Orleans for example) and the terrorist events of 2001, this book has a certain relevance. It models how people might evacuate a given area. Which might be a building, ship, plane or train. The research papers systematically study how to design such an area for optimal evacuation. Most [all?] seem to have been originally in German.

Several papers perform mathematical modelling. Where pedestrians might be cellular automata, acting under an impulse or potential function, coupled with some randomness. The latter is essential for any realistic situation. Dynamic networks are also used to model the flow.

Ideas like directional sound are studied. Possibly lifesavers, when used as audible beacons. But much remains to be done, to optimise their design.
Look at for a cheaper offer  Mar 24, 2004
Just a short hint:
Have a look at this for a cheaper offer. Since I'm from Germany, I can't sell books on this
PED 2001, Springer, unused, 75 Euro + shipping, i.e. around 100 to 110 USD altogether.
Up to date, comprehensive, and unique  Oct 29, 2002
This book contains articles of the most important researchers and practitioners on the fields of pedestrian movement and evacuation simulation.
Everyone, who deals with these topics or safety issues in general
(not security, though) the volume provides an overview over the newest results and the state of the art. This will also be useful for the practitioner who is mainly interested in applying the results.
At the same time the reader can get thorough information about "pedestrian dynamics" and "evacuation simulation".
Furthermore, a whole part of the book is concerned with the evacuation of passenger ships.
This book is unique concerning the topics it deals with (a strong focus on simulation).
It can be strongly recommended to everyone who is engaged in this area (not only scientists).

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