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Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics 2005

Editors: Waldau-Drexler, N., Gattermann, P., Knoflacher, H., Schreckenberg, M. (Eds.)

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Due to an increasing number of reported catastrophes all over the world, the safety especially of pedestrians today, is a dramatically growing field of interest, both for practitioners as well as scientists from various disciplines. The questions arising mainly address the dynamics of evacuating people and possible optimisations of the process by changing the architecture and /or the procedure. This concerns not only the case of ships, stadiums or buildings, all with restricted geometries, but also the evacuation of complete geographical regions due to natural disasters. Furthermore, also ‘simple’ crowd motion in ‘relaxed’ situations poses new questions with respect to higher comfort and efficiency since the number of involved persons at large events is as high as never before. In addition, as a new research topic in this field, collective animal behaviour is attracting increasing attention. All this was in the scope of the conference held in Vienna, September 28–30, 2005, the third one in a series after Duisburg (2001) and Greenwich (2003).

Table of contents (46 chapters)

Table of contents (46 chapters)
  • Federal Investigation of the Evacuation of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001

    Pages 1-12

    Averill, J. D. (et al.)

  • Free speed distributions — Based on empirical data in different traffic conditions

    Pages 13-25

    Daamen, W. (et al.)

  • Collecting Pedestrian Trajectory Data In Real-time

    Pages 27-39

    Kerridge, J. (et al.)

  • Full-Scale Evacuation Experiments in a smoke filled Rail Carriage — a detailed study of passenger behaviour under reduced visibility

    Pages 41-55

    Oswald, M. (et al.)

  • Minimum Stair Width for Evacuation, Overtaking Movement and Counterflow — Technical Bases and Suggestions for the Past, Present and Future

    Pages 57-69

    Pauls, J. L. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics 2005
Editors
  • Nathalie Waldau-Drexler
  • Peter Gattermann
  • Hermann Knoflacher
  • Michael Schreckenberg
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-47064-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-47064-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 495
Number of Illustrations
145 b/w illustrations, 111 illustrations in colour
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