In this article, we present a microscopic-discrete mathematical model describing crowd dynamics in no panic conditions. More specifically, pedestrians are set to move in order to reach a target destination and their movement is influenced by both behavioral strategies and physical forces. Behavioral strategies include individual desire to remain sufficiently far from structural elements (walls and obstacles) and from other walkers, while physical forces account for interpersonal collisions. The resulting pedestrian behavior emerges therefore from non-local, anisotropic and short/long-range interactions. Relevant improvements of our mathematical model with respect to similar microscopic-discrete approaches present in the literature are: (i) each pedestrian has his/her own dynamic gazing direction, which is regarded to as an independent degree of freedom and (ii) each walker is allowed to take dynamic strategic decisions according to his/her environmental awareness, which increases due to new information acquired on the surrounding space through their visual region. The resulting mathematical modeling environment is then applied to specific scenarios that, although simplified, resemble real-word situations. In particular, we focus on pedestrian flow in twodimensional buildings with several structural elements (i.e., corridors, divisors and columns, and exit doors). The noticeable heterogeneity of possible applications demonstrates the potential of our mathematical model in addressing different engineering problems, allowing for optimization issues as well.
A discrete mathematical model for the dynamics of a crowd of gazing pedestrians with and without an evolving environmental awareness / Colombi, Annachiara; Scianna, Marco; Alaia, Alessandro. - In: COMPUTATIONAL AND APPLIED MATHEMATICS. - ISSN 0101-8205. - 36:2(2017), pp. 1113-1141. [10.1007/s40314-016-0316-x]
|Titolo:||A discrete mathematical model for the dynamics of a crowd of gazing pedestrians with and without an evolving environmental awareness|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40314-016-0316-x|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|