Exploring pedestrian walking through angled corridors

Charitha Gayan Jagathpriya Dias, Omid Ejtemai, Majid Sarvi, Martin Christopher Burd

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Reliability of many pedestrian modelling and simulation tools is questionable, particularly when used to simulate pedestrian walking behaviors associated with complex geometries such as angled walkways. It is uncertain that existing modeling approaches adequately capture microscopic walking behaviors associated with turning movements with regards to trajectories,speed profiles and acceleration/deceleration patterns. This paper presents preliminary results of a modelling framework that is based on comprehensive experimental data for pedestrian walking behaviors through angled corridors. Numerical simulations indicate that this model reproduces more accurate pedestrian walking behaviors through angled corridors compared to existing approaches.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransportation Research Procedia
EditorsWinnie Daamen, Dorine C Duives, Serge P Hoogendoorn
Pages19 - 25
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventInternational Conference on Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics - Delft, Netherlands
Duration: 22 Oct 201424 Oct 2014
Conference number: 7th

Publication series

NameTransportation Research Procedia
PublisherElsevier BV
ISSN (Electronic)2352-1465


ConferenceInternational Conference on Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics
Abbreviated titlePED2014


  • pedestrian dynamics
  • turning movements
  • walking behaviour modelling
  • model calibration

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