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[CCICADA-announce] SEMINAR ANNOUNCEMENT: Numerical Modeling of Pedestrian Motion - 9/18 4pm CoRE 433

James Wojtowicz wojtowic at
Tue Sep 9 10:21:49 EDT 2014



*Command, Control and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis 
a US Department of Homeland Security University Center of Excellence


**S E M I N A RA N N O U N C E M E N T*


Title:*_Numerical Modeling of Pedestrian Motion_*


*Rainald Lohner*

Center for Computational Fluid Dynamics

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA


*Michelle Isenhour*

Department of Mathematical Sciences

United States Military Academy

West Point, NY**



*Thursday, September 18, 2014 -- 4:00pm*


*CoRE Building-4^th Floor, Room 433, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, 
Piscataway, NJ*


The accurate prediction of pedestrian motion can be used to assess the 
potential safety hazards and operational performance at events where 
many individuals are gathered. Examples of such situations are 
transportation hubs, sport and music events, cinemas and theatres, 
museums, conference centers, places of pilgrimage and worship, as well 
as street demonstrations.Evacuation from buildings, and even airplanes, 
ships or trains also represent cases where the prediction of pedestrian 
motion can be used advantageously.

Over the last decade, the authors have developed techniques to model 
numerically the motion of pedestrians. These models have been repeatedly 
validated against analytical solutions and experimental measurements, 
some of which involved up to a thousand pedestrians.

The talk will review the different options available to describe and 
predict the motion of pedestrians, then detail the model developed and 
validated by the authors, show some of the experimental campaigns 
carried out to date, and conclude with an outlook for the future in this 
rapidly developing field.

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