Journal article

Continuum theory for pedestrian traffic flow: Local route choice modelling and its implications

Serge P Hoogendoorn, Femke van Wageningen-Kessels, Winnie Daamen, Dorine C Duives, Majid Sarvi

Transportation Research Part C Emerging Technologies | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2015


This contribution puts forward a novel multi-class continuum model that captures some of the key dynamic features of pedestrian flows. It considers route choice behaviour on both the strategic (pre-trip) and tactical (en-route) level. To achieve this, we put forward a class-specific equilibrium direction relation of the pedestrians, which is governed by two parts: one part describing the global route choice, which is pre-determined based on the expectations of the pedestrians, and one part describing the local route choice, which is a density-gradient dependent term that reflects local adaptations based on prevailing flow conditions.Including the local route choice term in the multi-class mo..

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