Journal article

Modeling and simulation of pedestrian movement planning around corners

C Dias, M Abdullah, M Sarvi, R Lovreglio, W Alhajyaseen

Sustainability (Switzerland) | MDPIAG | Published : 2019


Owing to the complexity of behavioral dynamics and mechanisms associated with turning maneuvers, capturing pedestrian movements around corners in a mathematical model is a challenging task. In this study, minimum jerk and one-thirds power law concepts, which have been initially applied in neurosciences and brain research domains, were utilized in combination to model pedestrian movement planning around bends. Simulation outputs explained that the proposed model could realistically represent the behavioral characteristics of pedestrians walking through bends. Comparison of modeled trajectories with empirical data demonstrated that the accuracy of the model could further be improved by using a..

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