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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2009 Vol.10 No.2 P.209-220


A derived grid-based model for simulation of pedestrian flow

Author(s):  Minjie CHEN, Gü,nter BÄ,RWOLFF, Hartmut SCHWANDT

Affiliation(s):  Institut fü more

Corresponding email(s):   minjie.chen@math.tu-berlin.de, baerwolf@math.tu-berlin.de, schwandt@math.tu-berlin.de

Key Words:  Bresenham&rsquo, s algorithm, Cellular automaton (CA), Pedestrian dynamics, Social force model

Minjie CHEN, Günter BÄRWOLFF, Hartmut SCHWANDT. A derived grid-based model for simulation of pedestrian flow[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science A, 2009, 10(2): 209-220.

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We present a derived grid-based model for the simulation of pedestrian flow. Interactions among pedestrians are considered as the result of forces within a certain neighbourhood. Unlike the social force model, the forces here, as in Newtonian physics, are proportional to the inverse of the square of the distance. Despite the notion of neighbourhood and the underlying grid, this model differs from the existing cellular automaton (CA) models in that the pedestrians are treated as individuals. bresenham&rsquo;s algorithm for line rastering is applied in the step calculation.

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