Modelling Passenger Flows
in Public Transport Facilities

By Winnie Daamen
November 2004
Delft University Press
ISBN: 9040725217
403 pages, Illustrated, 6 " x 9 "
$69.50 Paper Original


This is a Ph.D. thesis. Until the early seventies of the last century, pedestrian traffic has hardly been subject of research. About that time, researchers started studying pedestrian behavior more intensively, first by watching and deriving (simple) theories and models from what they observed techniques became available, computers became faster and could handle larger and more complicated models, the number of available pedestrian models as well as their application scope and accuracy increased significantly.

Contents include: Introduction, User requirements of a pedestrian flow simulation tool, State-of-the-art pedestrian flow theory, Laboratory experiments on pedestrian walking behavior, Identification of processes and elements in a pedestrian flow model, models for pedestrian behavior in public transport facilities, Implementation of a pedestrian flow simulation model, Verification and validation of SimPed, Case studies with SimPed, Conclusions, Bibliography: SimPed input and output, Set up and test of the laboratory experiments, Dynamic quality of the route choice model, Comparison of SimPed walking model with traffic flow theory and shock-wave theory, Data collection for validation of SimPed.

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